Taurine 2 pp 579-582 | Cite as

Taurine and Diabetes

Humans and Experimental Models
  • Flavia Franconi
  • Mauro Miceli
  • Alessandro Fazzini
  • Giuseppe Seghieri
  • Salvatore Caputo
  • Mauro A. S. DiLeo
  • Domenico Lepore
  • Giovanni Ghirlanda
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 403)

Abstract

Recent studies indicate that taurine levels are reduced both in plasma3 and platelets obtained from patients with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) in the absence of any complications of disease3. We have demonstrated that between plasma taurine levels and glycosylated hemoglobin levels (HbAlc) there is an inverse linear correlation indicating that taurine levels could be of some relevance in the control of metabolic state3. Moreover, when taurine levels are increased by taurine supplementation, the sensitivity of platelets obtained from IDDM patients to arachidonic acid is decreased3.

Keywords

Arachidonic Acid Retinal Degeneration IDDM Patient Taurine Supplementation Glycosylated Hemoglobin Level 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Flavia Franconi
    • 1
  • Mauro Miceli
    • 2
  • Alessandro Fazzini
    • 3
  • Giuseppe Seghieri
    • 2
  • Salvatore Caputo
    • 3
  • Mauro A. S. DiLeo
    • 3
  • Domenico Lepore
    • 3
  • Giovanni Ghirlanda
    • 3
  1. 1.Istituto di Chimica BiologicaFacoltà di FarmaciaSassariItaly
  2. 2.Sezione DiabetologicaSpedali RiunitiPistoiaItaly
  3. 3.Università Cattolica del Sacro CuoreRomaItaly

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