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Monographs of the Physiological Society of Philadelphia

The Effects of Taurine on Excitable Tissues

Proceedings of the 21st Annual A. N. Richards Symposium of the Physiological Society of Philadelphia, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, April 23–24, 1979

Editors: Kocsis, James J., Baskin, S.I., Schaffer, Stephen W. (Eds.)

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It has become an annual custom for the Physiological Society of Philadel­ phia to sponsor a spring symposium in honor of A. N. Richards (\876-1966), a research pharmacologist who developed the classical micropuncture tech­ nique for studying kidney function. The A. N. Richards Symposium for 1979 was held on April 23-24 in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. The theme of this symposium was "The Actions of Taurine on Excitable Tissues." Although taurine was discovered as a constituent of bile salts in 1857 by a chemist and an anatomist (Gmelin and Tiedemann), interest today centers chiefly on the extrahepatic actions of taurine, especially in brain, heart, and other excitable tissues. Research on taurine is clearly in a period of exponential growth. We can be sure that the research reports presented and described herein as the "Proceedings of the Symposium" will provide impetus for further growth. Thus the report describing macromolecular receptors for taurine in myocardial sarcolemma may provide a model for exploring the molecular mechanisms that underlie the action(s) of taurine. Stabilization of mem­ branes and modulation of ion fluxes are two fundamental actions of taurine dealt with in many of these reports. It is just these actions of taurine that have been reported by several investigators as being involved in human myotonia, diabetes, and heart failure.

Table of contents (29 chapters)

Table of contents (29 chapters)
  • Cysteine Dioxygenase and Its Possible Role on Taurine Formation in Rats

    Pages 5-20

    Yamaguchi, Kenji

  • Uptake and Metabolism of Cysteine in Rat Brain

    Pages 21-29

    Iwata, Heitaroh (et al.)

  • Biological Effects of Gamma-Г Glutamyl Taurine (Glutaurine): A New Parathyroid Hormone

    Pages 31-39

    Feuer, László

  • Inhibition of Taurocyamine (Guanidinotaurine)-induced Seizures by Taurine

    Pages 41-48

    Mori, Akitane (et al.)

  • Properties of Hypotaurine Uptake in Mouse Brain Slices

    Pages 49-57

    Kontro, P. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Effects of Taurine on Excitable Tissues
Book Subtitle
Proceedings of the 21st Annual A. N. Richards Symposium of the Physiological Society of Philadelphia, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, April 23–24, 1979
Editors
  • James J. Kocsis
  • S.I. Baskin
  • Stephen W. Schaffer
Series Title
Monographs of the Physiological Society of Philadelphia
Series Volume
7
Copyright
1981
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Spectrum Publications, Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-94-009-8093-8
DOI
10.1007/978-94-009-8093-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-85200-562-0
Softcover ISBN
978-94-009-8095-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
408
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