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The Reactivity of Taurine with Hypochlorous Acid and Its Application for Eye Drops

  • Ikuo Koyama
  • Katsu Nakamori
  • Tomomi Nagahama
  • Mizuho Ogasawara
  • Masami Nemoto
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 403)


Taurine plays an important role in protecting neutrophils from oxidative attack by excessive HOC1.8, 10 This protection is attributed to taurine functioning as a trap for HOC1 or a competing amine that dose not yield toxic N-Cl derivatives. Wright et al. reported the role of taurine as a scavenger of HOC1 in biological systems.11


Ocular Surface Meniscus Tear Hypochlorous Acid Ferrous Ammonium Sulfate Corneal Damage 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ikuo Koyama
    • 1
  • Katsu Nakamori
    • 1
  • Tomomi Nagahama
    • 1
  • Mizuho Ogasawara
    • 1
  • Masami Nemoto
    • 1
  1. 1.Research CenterTaisho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.Saitama, 330Japan

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