Taurine and Photoreceptor Structure: Biochemical and Electrophysiological Studies

  • H. Pasantes-Morales
  • O. Quesada
  • A. Picones
  • R. López-Escalera
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 217)


The retina has proved to be one of the most useful experimental models for studies on the physiological role of taurine in animal cells. Some features of the retina, including its large content of taurine, the association of taurine with photoreceptors and particularly, photoreceptor vulnerability to taurine deficiency, have importantly contributed to the advancement in the search for taurine function.


Outer Segment Retinal Degeneration Retina1 Degeneration Taurine Level Sodium Gluconate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Pasantes-Morales
    • 1
  • O. Quesada
    • 1
  • A. Picones
    • 1
  • R. López-Escalera
    • 1
  1. 1.Instituto de Fisiología CelularUniversidad Nacional Autońoma de MéxicoMéxico, D.F.México

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