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Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology

Taurine 8

Volume 1: The Nervous System, Immune System, Diabetes and the Cardiovascular System

Editors: El Idrissi, Abdeslem, L'Amoreaux, William J. (Eds.)

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  • Contains important and timely research on the role of Taurine in health and disease
  • Provides information on the role of Taurine in multiple organ systems as well as the immune system
  • Thorough total of 65 chapters across two volumes represent the best the field
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Taurine 8 represents the combined efforts of investigators on the roles of the amino acid taurine on human health and disease. The chapters covered in this book are directly derived from presentations of the contributors at the 18th International Taurine Meeting held in Marrakech, Morocco in April 2012. The purpose of this book is to disseminate current findings on taurine's contribution in several organ systems. This book covers the following topics: Taurine in the Nervous System, Taurine in the Immune System, Taurine and Diabetes, and Taurine and the Cardiovascular System. Dr. Abdeslem El Idrissi, College of Staten Island and Dr. William L’Amoreaux, College of Staten Island,  were co-chairs of the Organizing Committee for the meeting.

 

Data presented at this meeting provided compelling evidence that taurine is not only cytoprotective in cardiomyocytes, but also is a potent GABA agonist, whereby it can facilitate vasodilation of conducting arteries. Taurine conjugates, such as taurine chloramine, may protect cells from oxidative stress via increased HO-1 expression. In adult rodents, taurine has a potent effect on plasma glucose levels, likely through the release of insulin in pancreatic beta cells. As a potential neurotransmitter, taurine is known to work via the GABAergic system, but current research presented at this meeting suggest that taurine may interact with glutamate and serotonin receptors as well. Data are also presented to demonstrate the protective roles of taurine on neurons in neuroblastoma. Perhaps the most important and exciting presentation is the role of taurine and alcohol: the combination may be lethal. Data are also presented at this meeting of the potential role taurine may have as an adjuvant treatment with cisplatin in chemotherapy.

Table of contents (33 chapters)

Table of contents (33 chapters)
  • Neuropsychopharmacological Actions of Taurine

    Pages 3-18

    Banerjee, Shailesh P. (et al.)

  • Taurine and Its Neuroprotective Role

    Pages 19-27

    Kumari, Neeta (et al.)

  • Antidepressant-Like Effect of Chronic Taurine Administration and Its Hippocampal Signal Transduction in Rats

    Pages 29-43

    Toyoda, Atsushi (et al.)

  • Direct Interaction of Taurine with the NMDA Glutamate Receptor Subtype via Multiple Mechanisms

    Pages 45-52

    Chan, Christopher Y. (et al.)

  • The Modulatory Role of Taurine in Retinal Ganglion Cells

    Pages 53-68

    Jiang, Zheng (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Taurine 8
Book Subtitle
Volume 1: The Nervous System, Immune System, Diabetes and the Cardiovascular System
Editors
  • Abdeslem El Idrissi
  • William J. L'Amoreaux
Series Title
Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Series Volume
775
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-6130-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-6130-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-6129-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-8621-4
Series ISSN
0065-2598
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 454
Number of Illustrations
135 b/w illustrations, 43 illustrations in colour
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