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First Experiments in Taurine Administration for Diabetes Mellitus

The Effect on Erythrocyte Membranes
  • E. P. Elizarova
  • L. V. Nedosugova
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 403)

Abstract

The hypoglycemic effect of taurine was discovered in 1935 by Ackerman and Heisen1. Dokshina et al. 3 found later in the seventies that taurine increased glucose consumption in diaphragm tissue and glycogen accumulation by leukocytes and liver. Kulakowski and Maturo7 in the eighties also described insulin-like activity of taurine. Lampson, Kramer and Schaffer5 found that taurine potentiated the effect of insulin and influenced activity of phosphorylase a and glycogen synthase I.

Keywords

Erythrocyte Ghost Taurine Treatment Sarcolemmal Vesicle Phospholipid Methylation Tris Phosphate Buffer 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. P. Elizarova
    • 1
  • L. V. Nedosugova
    • 1
  1. 1.Cardiology Research CenterMoscowRussia

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