Taurine 5: Beginning the 21st Century

Taurine 5: Beginning the 21st Century

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Taurine 5: Beginning the 21st Century by John B. Lombardini

What is the physiological, pharmacological, nutritional, and pathological role of taurine? This latest volume in our mini series of Taurine Symposia proceedings, Taurine - Significance for the 21st Century, held September 20-23, 2002, in Kauai, Hawaii, discusses the role and actions of taurine and attempts to answer this central question.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781461349136
Publisher: Springer US
Publication date: 10/13/2012
Series: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology , #526
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2003
Pages: 573
Product dimensions: 7.01(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.05(d)

Table of Contents

A Voice From the Past; J. Sturman. Dr Ralph Dawson Jr. (1954-2002).
1: Cardiovascular and Renal Effects of Taurine. 1. Inhibitory Mechanism of Taurine on the Platelet-Derived Growth Factor BB-Mediated Proliferation in Aortic Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells; K. Imada, et al. 2. Taurine on Sino-Atrial Nodal Cells: Ca2+-Dependent Modulation; H. Satoh. 3. Cellular Characterization of Taurine Transporter in Cultured Cardiac Myocytes and Nonmyocytes; T. Takatani, et al. 4. Taurine Transporter in Cultured Neonatal Cardiomyocytes: a Response to Cardiac Hypertrophy; T. Itoh, et al. 5. Effects of Taurine and Coenzyme Q10 in Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction; R.B. Singh, et al. 2 Additional Articles.
2: Role of Taurine in Diabetes. 8. Taurine Reduces Mortality in Diabetic Rats: Taurine and Experimental Diabetes Mellitus; F. Franconi, et al. 9. The Effect of Dietary Taurine Supplementation on Plasma and Urinary Free Amino Acid Concentrations in Diabetic Rats; Young-Mi Lee, et al. 10. Insulin-Stimulated Taurine Uptake in the Rat Retina; R. Salceda. 11. The Effects of Taurine Supplementation on Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus; K.B. Chauncey, et al. 12. Hypoglycemic Effects of Taurine in the Alloxan-Treated Rabbit: a Model for Type 1 Diabetes; T.E. Tenner Jr., et al.
3: Osmoregulatory Properties of Taurine and Taurine Transport. 13. Taurine and Cellular Volume Regulation in the Hippocampus; J.E. Olson, et al. 14. Regulation of the Volume-Sensitive Taurine Efflux Pathway in NIH3T3 Mouse Fibroblasts; I.H. Lambert. 15. Taurine Counteracts Cell Swelling in Rat Cerebrocortical Slices Exposed to Ammonia in Vitro and in Vivo; R.O. Law, et al. 16. Cloning of Human Intestinal Taurine Transporter and Production of Polyclonal Antibody; Hye Suk An, et al. 10 Additional Articles.
4: Taurine Synthesis, Localization. Determination, and Nutrition. 27. Determination of Taurine and Hypotaurine in Animal Tissues by Reversed-Phase High-Performance Liquid Chromatography after Derivization with Dabsyl Chloride; H. Nakamura, T. Ubuka. 28. Immunohistochemical Localization of Taurine in the Rat Stomach; Ning Ma, et al. 29. Modulation of Taurine on CYP3A4 Induction by Rifampicin in a HepG2 Cell Line; K. Takahashi, et al. 30. Effect of Acute Ethanol Administration on S-Amino Acid Metabolism: Increased Utilization of Cysteine for Synthesis of Taurine Rather than Glutathione; Young S. Jung, et al. 31. Effects of Dietary Taurine Supplementation on Hepatic Morphological Changes of Rats in Diethynitrosamine-Induced Hepatocarcinogenesis; Kyung Ja Chang, et al. 6 Additional Articles.
5: Taurine: Growth, Antioxidants, and Inflammation. 38. Why is Taurine Cytoprotective? S. Schaffer, et al. 39. Taurine, Analogues and Bone: a Growing Relationship; R.C. Gupta, Sung-Jin Kim. 40. Anti-Inflammatory Activities of Taurine Chloramine: Implication for Immunoregulation and Pathogenesis of Rheumatoid Arthritis; E. Kontny, et al. 41. Taurine Chloramine Inhibits Production of Inflammatory Mediators and iNOS Gene Expression in Alveolar Macrophages: a Tale of Two Pathways: Part I: NF-kappa B Signaling; M.R. Quinn, et al. 42. Taurine Chloramine Inhibits Production of Inflammatory Mediators and iNOS Gene Expression in Alveolar Macrophages: a Tal

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