Taurine and NaCl: Untoward Effects and a Possible Role for the Heart

  • M. J. McBroom
  • M. S. Rinaudo
  • D. L. Clough
  • G. P. Mueller
  • F. J. Haddy
Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 93)


Taurine (2-aminoethanesulfonic acid) is ubiquitous in mammalian tissues [1], but its function(s) has yet to be elucidated fully. That it is able to influence electrolyte distribution, especially in excitable tissues, has long been known [2–4], as has its role in osmoregulation in mammals [5] and lower animals [6]. Taurine has been shown to have beneficial effects in certain disease models involving fluid and electrolyte imbalances [7,8].


ATPase Activity Atrial Natriuretic Peptide Atrial Natriuretic Factor Untoward Effect Cardiomyopathic Hamster 
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  • M. J. McBroom
  • M. S. Rinaudo
  • D. L. Clough
  • G. P. Mueller
  • F. J. Haddy

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