Taurine 2: Basic and Clinical Aspects / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
This volume comprises the edited proceedings of the International Taurine Sympo sium held in Osaka, Japan, in June 1995, as a Satellite Symposium of the 15th Biennial of the International Society for Neurochemistry. This Taurine Symposium was the Meeting latest in a series held since 1975 at approximately two-year intervals by an informal group of international researchers. It attracted contributions from 20 countries, ranging from Armenia via Finland and Spain to the United States. Some 121 participants attended. The Symposium was organized and chaired by Junichi Azuma, University of Osaka. Other members of the Organizing Committee in Japan consisted of Kinya Kuriyama and Masao Nakagawa, both from the Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, and Akemichi Baba, from Osaka University. The Committee had to contend with the disaster of the Kobe earthquake, which struck on January 21. The epicenter was only around 25 miles from the meeting site, and the quake demolished the home of one Committee member. Despite this unnaturally natural handicap, the participants experienced a superbly organized meeting, one which more than maintained the high social and scientific standards established for this series. In his Welcome Message, Dr. Azuma listed a threefold objective for the Symposium: To provide a forum for the interdisciplinary exchange of information on taurine; to give an opportunity for renewing old friendships and making new friends; and to promote coopera tion among participants from around the world.
Table of ContentsChemistry, Biochemistry, Metabolism of Taurine: In vitro Reactions of Hypotaurine; S. Duprè, et al. The Reactivity of Taurine with Hypochlorous Acid and Its Application for Eye Drops; I. Koyama, et al. Taurine and the Liver: Taurine Production in Rat Primary Hepatocytes; J. Ohta, M.H. Stipanuk Taurine and the Kidney: Taurine and Water Channels Are Colocalized in Renal Tubule Cells and Other Tissues: Immunocytochemical Studies in Rats; M. Amiry-Moghaddam, et al. Taurine in Muscle and the Cardiovascular System: Effects of Taurine Chronic Treatment on the Electrical and Contractile Properties of Skeletal Muscle Fibers of Aged Rats; S. Pierno, et al. Taurine and the Audiovisual Systems: Ultrastructural Localization of Taurine Immunoreactivity in the Pineal Organ and Retina of the Pigeon; N. Lake, et al. Taurine and the Central Nervous System: Cellular Studies of the Taurine Transporter; N. Lake, J. Orlowski Taurine and Diabetes: Cardioprotective Effect of Taurine on Calcium Paradox in Streptozotocin-induced Diabetic Rat Hearts; T. Tatsumi, et al. Taurine: Clinical Studies: Taurine Intake of Korean Breastfed Infants during Lactation; E. Kim, et al. Taurine and Enantiostasis: Taurine: Past, Present and Future; R.J. Huxtable 61 additional articles. Index.