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Metabolism of Hypotaurine in Some Organs of the Rat

  • Yves Pierre
  • Claude Loriette
  • Fernande Chatagner

Abstract

Although various physiological roles were suggested for taurine in different tissues like brain, heart, retina, the origin of this substance in these tissues is still unclear. Taurine could be provided by the diet and could also be synthesized. Until now, three main pathways were described or postulated in mammals for this biosynthesis 1:
  • the “inorganic pathway” untilizing inorganic sulfate,

  • the “cysteamine pathway”,

  • the “cysteine sulfinic pathway”.

Keywords

Enzymic Oxidation Sulfosalicylic Acid Inorganic Sulfate Taurine Level Taurine Concentration 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yves Pierre
    • 1
  • Claude Loriette
    • 1
  • Fernande Chatagner
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire de BiochimieParisFrance

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