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Effect of Taurine, Taurocyamine and Anticonvulsants on Dibenzoylguanidine-Induced Convulsions and their Relation to Brain Monoamine Levels in ddY and El Mice

  • Midori Hiramatsu
  • Hideaki Kabuto
  • Akitane Mori


It has been reported that taurocyamine (guanidinoethanesulfonate)1, guanidinoacetic acid2, γ-guanidinobutyric acid3, N-acetylarginine4, methylguanidine5 and α-guanidinoglutaric acid6, are present in the mammalian brain and that these guanidino compounds induce violent convulsions after intracisternal injection into rabbits, dogs, cats and rats. N-amidinobenzamide7 and dibenzoylguanidine8, which do not occur naturally, have also been found to induce convulsions after intraperitoneal or intravenous injection into animals. Dibenzoylguanidine is thought to be a very suitable convulsant for the study of the convulsive mechanism, because it can easily pass the blood-brain-barrier and the latent time to induce convulsions is very long.


Latent Time Taurine Level Taurine Transport Taurine Content Excitable Tissue 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Midori Hiramatsu
    • 1
  • Hideaki Kabuto
    • 1
  • Akitane Mori
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Neurochemistry, Institute for NeurobiologyOkayama University Medical SchoolOkayama 700Japan

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