Taurine 6 pp 443-448 | Cite as

Taurine, Taurine Analogues, and Taurine Functions: Overview

  • L. Bianchi
  • M. A. Colivicchi
  • C. Ballini
  • M. Fattori
  • C. Venturi
  • M. G. Giovannini
  • J. Healy
  • K. F. Tipton
  • L. Della Corte
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 583)

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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Bianchi
    • 1
  • M. A. Colivicchi
    • 1
  • C. Ballini
    • 1
  • M. Fattori
    • 1
  • C. Venturi
    • 1
  • M. G. Giovannini
    • 1
  • J. Healy
    • 2
  • K. F. Tipton
    • 2
  • L. Della Corte
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Farmacologia Preclinica e Clinica M. Aiazzi ManciniUniversità degli Studi di FirenzeFirenzeItalia
  2. 2.Department of BiochemistryTrinity CollegeDublin 2Ireland

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