Preface.- Immunology, Immunohistochemistry, Infectious Disease.- Chemistry, Biochemistry and Metabolism of Taurine.- Nutritional Aspects of Taurine.- Transport Mechanisms of Taurine.- Osmotic Actions of Taurine.- Taurine in the Liver and Pancreas.- Taurine and the Cardiovascular System.- Taurine and the Renal System.- Taurine and the Musculoskeletal System.- Taurine in the Central Nervous System.- Antioxidant Actions of Taurine.- Anti-ischemic Actions of Taurine.- Pharmacology of Taurine Derivatives.- Index.
Taurine (2-aminoethanesulfonic acid) is an enigmatic compound abounding in animal tissues. Some of its physiological functions are already established, but the cellular mechanisms are still mostly a matter of conjecture. The 15th International Taurine Meeting offered a multidisciplinary symposium, with participants representing a range of fields of biological science. Based on the proceedings of this meeting, Taurine 6: Taurine Today presents current research on Taurine by top scientists in the field.
Dr. Oja, head of the Neurotransmitter Research Group based in Tampere, Finland, is an internationally recognized name in Taurine Research