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Electrophysiological and Electropharmacological Actions of Taurine on Cardiac Cells

  • Hiroyasu Satoh
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 403)


Myocardial levels of taurine fall in ischemia, hypoxia and cardiac failure, with the depletion correlated with the degree of mechanical dysfunction17, 19, 21. Taurine is abundant in myocardium (5.6 μmol/g wet weight in human). This suggests that taurine may be essential to maintain cardiac functions, and involved in cardioprotective functions.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hiroyasu Satoh
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  1. 1.Department of Pharmacology, Division of Molecular and Cellular BiologyNara Medical UniversityKashihara, NaraJapan

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