Suppression of Bronchial Response to Platelet Activating Factor Following Taurine Administration

  • Michio Kurachi
  • Kayoko Hongoh
  • Akiko Watanabe
  • Hironaka Aihara
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 217)


Platelets contain a high level of taurine (10), and accumulate this neutral amino acid by an energy-dependent process (7). Taurine inhibits the aggregation induced by ADP (1), and hence is thought to modulate the platelet function.


Rabbit Platelet Bath Fluid Bronchial Response Bronchial Tone Creatinine Sulfate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michio Kurachi
    • 1
  • Kayoko Hongoh
    • 1
  • Akiko Watanabe
    • 1
  • Hironaka Aihara
    • 1
  1. 1.Research CenterTaisho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.Ohmiya, Saitama 330Japan

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