Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology

Taurine 5

Beginning the 21st Century

Editors: Lombardini, John B., Schaffer, Stephen W., Azuma, Junichi (Eds.)

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The Taurine Symposium- "Taurine: Beginning the 21'' Century"- was held September 20-23, 2002, on the beautiful island of Kauai in Hawaii. The headquarters of the meeting was the Radisson Kauai Beach Resort. This international meeting was attending by approximately 80 individuals from 23 nations and 4 continents. Seventy-five papers were presented either as platform presentations or poster presentations. Taurine, first isolated from ox bile in 1827 by Tiedemann and Gmelin and named in 1838 by Demarcay, became of significant scientific interest in 1968 when the first extensive review article was published by Jacobsen and Smith. Interest in taurine grew exponentially after 1975 when the first taurine symposium was organized by Ryan Huxtable in Tucson, Arizona. Since that date, taurine symposia have been held approximately every two years held in various cities and resort areas around the world. Taurine investigators have had the privilege of attending these scientific meetings on three continents - Asia, Europe, and North America. Since the initial meeting in 1975, a central question addressed during many of the symposia has been: "What is physiological, pharmacological, nutritional, and pathological role of taurine?". Although taurine has been established as an important osmolyte, it appears to affect many other biological processes. However, the exact mechanism(s) by "which taurine acts" has not yet been definitively answered. In Kauai, the patticipants discussed many topics and asked many questions regarding the role and actions of taurine.

Table of contents (66 chapters)

  • A Voice From the Past: Where are the Cats?

    Sturman, John

    Pages 1-2

  • Inhibitory Mechanism of Taurine on the Platelet-Derived Growth Factor BB-Mediated Proliferation in Aortic Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells

    Imada, Keisuke (et al.)

    Pages 5-15

  • Taurine on Sino-Atrial Nodal Cells

    Satoh, Hiroyasu

    Pages 17-23

  • Cellular Characterization of Taurine Transporter in Cultured Cardiac Myocytes and Nonmyocytes

    Takatani, Tomoka (et al.)

    Pages 25-31

  • Taurine Transporter in Cultured Neonatal Cardiomyocytes:

    Itoh, Takashi (et al.)

    Pages 33-40

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Taurine 5
Book Subtitle
Beginning the 21st Century
Editors
  • John B. Lombardini
  • Stephen W. Schaffer
  • Junichi Azuma
Series Title
Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Series Volume
526
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4615-0077-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4615-0077-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-47769-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4613-4913-6
Series ISSN
0065-2598
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXX, 573
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