Taurine in Nutrition and Neurology

Taurine in Nutrition and Neurology

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ISBN-13: 9781475704044
Publisher: Springer US
Publication date: 06/14/2012
Series: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology , #139
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1982
Pages: 552
Product dimensions: 7.01(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.05(d)

Table of Contents

I Physicochemical Properties of Taurine: Introduction.- Coordination and Binding of Taurine as Determined by Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Measurements on 13C-Labeled Taurine.- II Taurine in Nutrition and Development: Introduction.- Sources and Turnover Rates of Taurine in Newborn, Weanling, and Mature Rats.- Studies on the Renal Handling of Taurine: Changes During Maturation and After Altered Dietary Intake.- Taurine and Tapetum Structure.- Taurine Deficiency: A Rationale for Taurine Depletion.- Taurine Nutrition in Man.- III Transport and Metabolism of Taurine: Introduction.- Hypotaurine Aminotransferase.- Hypotaurine Uptake in Mouse Brain Slices.- The Sulfur-Containing Amino Acid Pathway in Normal and Malignant Cell Growth.- Taurine Transport by Reconstituted Membrane Vesicles.- IV Taurine and the Heart: Introduction.- Electrophysiological Effects of Taurine in Cardiac Purkinje Fibers and Myocardial Taurine Loss during Ischemia. Is There a Relationship?.- Observations on the Action of Taurine at Arterial and Cardiac Levels.- Elevated Blood Taurine Levels After Myocardial Infarction or Cardiovascular Surgery: Is There any Significance?.- V The Neurochemistry of Taurine: Introduction.- Interaction of Taurine with Its Precursor, Cysteine Sulfinic Acid, in the Central , Nervous System.- Differential Effects of Light and Dark Adaptations on Function and Metabolism of Retinal Taurine and ?-Aminobutyric Acid (GABA).- Changed Taurine-Glutamic Acid Content and Altered Nervous Tissue Cytoarchitecture.- Taurine, Cysteinesulfinic Acid Decarboxylase and Glutamic Acid in Brain.- VI The Neuropharmacology of Taurine: Introduction.- The Role of Taurine in Nervous Tissue, Its Effects on Ionic Fluxes.- Taurine Receptors in CNS Membranes: Binding Studies.- Specific Binding of Taurine in Central Nervous System.- Central Neuropharmacology of D-Ala2-Met-Enkephalinamide and its Interactions with Taurine in Rats.- Central Effects of Taurine: Antagonistic Effects on Central Actions of Angiotensin.- Taurine and Thermoregulation: Behavioral and Cellular Studies.- Influence of Centrally Administered Taurine on Thermoregulation and Fever.- Taurine and Friedreich’s Ataxia: An Update.- Discussions on Taurine: Introduction.- Session I: How are Tissue Taurine Concentrations Regulated?.- Session II: Are the Pharmacological Actions of Taurine Related to its Physiological Functions?.- Session III: What Does Taurine Do?.- Session IV: Do Taurine and Its Analogs or Cogeners Have Actions in Common?.- Session V: Is Taurine Essential in Development?.- Session VI: Does Taurine Have Clinical Significance?.- List of Participants.

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