taurine

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a colorless crystalline substance obtained from the bile of mammals

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Taurine (2-aminoethanesulfonic acid) is widely distributed in animal tissues, and plays an important role in diverse physiological processes including membrane stabilization (1), osmoregulation (2), regulation of cell apoptosis (3), antioxidation (4,5), modulation of neuronal excitability (6,7), and maintenance of [Ca.sup.2+] homeostasis (8).
Taurine (2-aminoethanesulfonic acid) is a sulfur-containing amino acid derived from methionine and cysteine.
Taurine (2-aminoethanesulfonic acid) is a conditionally essential amino acid that is present in the retina in a high concentration and is widely distributed in mammalian tissues.
Taurine (2-aminoethanesulfonic acid) deficiency creates a vicious circle promoting obesity.
Taurine, 2-aminoethanesulfonic acid, is the most abundant amino acid-like compound in the body, and is found in most tissues including skeletal muscle, heart, nerve, brain, and liver in vertebrates (Jacobsen and Smith, 1968).