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Antihypercholesterolemic Action of Taurine on Streptozotocin-Diabetic Rats or on Rats Fed a High Cholesterol Diet

  • K. Nanami
  • H. Oda
  • H. Yokogoshi
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 403)


Taurine is especially abundant in excitable tissues, membrane-rich cells, and tissues producing oxidants and toxic substances including brain, retina, myocardium, skeletal muscle, liver, platelets, and leucocytes. Suggested biological actions of taurine include cell membrane stabilization, antioxidation, detoxification, osmoregulation, neuromodulation, and brain-retinal development. It also has antiarrhythmic, hypotensive, anticonvulsant, inotropic and thermoregulatory actions2, 4, 6.


Bile Acid Basal Diet High Cholesterol Diet Bile Acid Synthesis Sodium Cholate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Nanami
    • 1
  • H. Oda
    • 2
  • H. Yokogoshi
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Food and Nutritional SciencesThe University of ShizuokaShizuokaJapan
  2. 2.Department of Applied Biological SciencesNagoya UniversityNagoyaJapan

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