Taurine 7

  • Junichi Azuma
  • Stephen W. Schaffer
  • Takashi Ito

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 643)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVII
  2. Cardiovascular and Renal Effects of Taurine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Takashi Ito, Viktor Pastukh, Viktoriya Solodushko, Junichi Azuma, Stephen W. Schaffer
      Pages 3-11
    3. Yukio Yamori, Longjian Liu, Mari Mori, Miki Sagara, Shigeru Murakami, Yasuo Nara et al.
      Pages 13-25
    4. Tadaomi-Alfonso Miyamoto, Takayuki Ueno, Yoshihumi Iguro, Goichi Yotsumoto, Yoshihiro Fukumoto, Kazuo Nakamura et al.
      Pages 27-36
    5. Seiichiro Nishida, Hiroyasu Satoh
      Pages 37-46
    6. Takashi Ito, Satoko Muraoka, Kyoko Takahashi, Yasushi Fujio, Stephen W. Schaffer, Junichi Azuma
      Pages 65-74
    7. Jianmin Hu, Xingli Xu, Jiancheng Yang, Gaofeng Wu, Changmian Sun, Qiufeng Lv
      Pages 75-84
    8. Kyoko Takahashi, Yuko Azuma, Shizu Kobayashi, Junichi Azuma, Koichi Takahashi, Stephen W. Schaffer et al.
      Pages 95-103
    9. Sanya Roysommuti, Atchariya Suwanich, Dusit Jirakulsomchok, J. Michael Wyss
      Pages 123-133
    10. Sanya Roysommuti, Atchariya Suwanich, Wichaporn Lerdweeraphon, Atcharaporn Thaeomor, Dusit Jirakulsomchok, J. Michael Wyss
      Pages 135-144
    11. Sanya Roysommuti, Wichaporn Lerdweeraphon, Pisamai Malila, Dusit Jirakulsomchok, J. Michael Wyss
      Pages 145-156
  3. Effect of Taurine on Brain and Retina

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Andrey G. Taranukhin, Elena Y. Taranukhina, Irina M. Djatchkova, Pirjo Saransaari, Markku Pelto-Huikko, Simo S. Oja
      Pages 159-167
    3. Jang-Yen Wu, Heng Wu, Ying Jin, Jianning Wei, Di Sha, Howard Prentice et al.
      Pages 169-179
    4. Abdeslem El Idrissi, Latifa Boukarrou, Carl Dokin, W. Ted Brown
      Pages 191-198
    5. Abdeslem El Idrissi, Latifa Boukarrou, Khrystyna Splavnyk, Ekaterina Zavyalova, Edward F. Meehan, William L’Amoreaux
      Pages 199-206
    6. Abdeslem El Idrissi, Latifa Boukarrou, Wally Heany, George Malliaros, Chaichan Sangdee, Lorenz Neuwirth
      Pages 207-215
    7. Fili Fazzino, Francisco Obregón, Margarita Morles, Andrés Rojas, Luis Arocha, Salvador Mata et al.
      Pages 217-224
    8. Lisbeth Cubillán, Francisco Obregón, Lucimey Lima
      Pages 225-231
    9. Sonia Nusetti, Víctor Salazar Lucimey Lima
      Pages 233-242
  4. Effect of Taurine on Skeletal Muscle

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 243-243
    2. Yoshihisa Yatabe, Shumpei Miyakawa, Hajime Ohmori, Hajime Mishima Takako Adachi
      Pages 245-252
  5. Gastroenteric and Hepatic Effects of Taurine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 263-263
    2. Makoto Shimizu, Zhaohui Zhao, Yoko Ishimoto, Hideo Satsu
      Pages 265-271
    3. Ning Ma, Takeshi Sasaki, Hiromi Sakata-Haga, Ken-ichi Ohta, Ming Gao, Shosuke Kawanishi et al.
      Pages 273-283
    4. Teruo Miyazaki, Bernard Bouscarel, Tadashi Ikegami, Akira Honda, Yasushi Matsuzaki
      Pages 293-303
    5. Dalwoong Choi, Sun Ju Kim, Do Young Kwon, Sun Young Lee, Young Chul Kim
      Pages 305-311
    6. Gaofeng Wu, Jiancheng Yang, Changmian Sun, Xinhong Luan, Jiao Shi, Jianmin Hu
      Pages 313-322
  6. Effect of Taurine on Bone

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 323-323
    2. Russell W. Chesney, Gail E. Hedberg, Quinton R. Rogers, Ellen S. Dierenfeld, Bruce E. Hollis, Andrew Derocher et al.
      Pages 325-331
  7. Effect of Taurine on Diabetes and Obesity

  8. Potential Therapeutic effects of Taurine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 397-397
    2. Mari Mori, Jin-Wen Xu, Hideki Mori, Cheng Feng Ling, Guo Hong Wei, Yukio Yamori
      Pages 399-405
    3. Taesun Park, Keunsook Cho, Sung-Hee Park, Dong-Hee Lee, Ha Won Kim
      Pages 407-414

About these proceedings


Taurine (2-aminoethanesulfonic acid) is an enigmatic compound abounding in animal tissues. It is present at relatively high concentrations in all electrically excitable tissues such as brain, sensory organs, heart, and muscle, and in certain endocrine glands. Some of its physiological functions are already established, for example as an essential nutrient during development and as a neuromodulator or osmolyte, but the cellular mechanisms are still mostly a matter of conjecture. Moreover, there are a number of other putative functions of taurine less well known at present.

Taurine 7 contains the proceedings of the 16th International Taurine Meeting. This meeting is a multidisciplinary symposium, with participants presenting different fields of biological science. This volume focuses on all aspects of taurine research from immunology and its effect on health to chemistry and biochemistry, including future clinical applications.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Junichi Azuma
    • 1
  • Stephen W. Schaffer
    • 2
  • Takashi Ito
    • 3
  1. 1.Department Clinical Evaluation of Medicines and TherapeuticsOsaka UniversitySuita Osaka565-0871 Japan
  2. 2.Department of Pharmacology College of MedicineUniversity of South AlabamaMobileUSA
  3. 3.Department of Pharmacology College of MedicineUniversity of South AlabamaMobileUSA

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