Taurine 7 pp 159-167 | Cite as

Taurine Protects Immature Cerebellar Granullar Neurons against Acute Alcohol Administration

  • Andrey G. Taranukhin
  • Elena Y. Taranukhina
  • Irina M. Djatchkova
  • Pirjo Saransaari
  • Markku Pelto-Huikko
  • Simo S. Oja
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 643)


Acute ethanol administration causes extensive apoptosis throughout the nervous system. We studied the protective effect of taurine on alcohol-induced apoptosis in the cerebellum of developing mice. Taurine rescued a part of immature neurons by markedly reducing caspase-3 immunoreactivity and the number of TUNEL-positive cells in most cerebellar lobules.


Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Ethanol Administration Cerebellar Lobule Taurine Treatment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrey G. Taranukhin
    • 1
  • Elena Y. Taranukhina
  • Irina M. Djatchkova
  • Pirjo Saransaari
  • Markku Pelto-Huikko
  • Simo S. Oja
  1. 1.Brain Research CenterUniversity of Tampere Medical SchoolFinland

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