1421 DOES BREAST MILK-TAURINE PROTECT AGAINST RETINOPATHY OF PREMATURITY (ROP)

@article{Johnson19851421DB,
  title={1421 DOES BREAST MILK-TAURINE PROTECT AGAINST RETINOPATHY OF PREMATURITY (ROP)},
  author={Lois Vivian Johnson and Soraya Abbasi and Francis Bowen and G Quihn and D. Schaffer and Marjan Abbasi and Chari S Otis},
  journal={Pediatric Research},
  year={1985},
  volume={19},
  pages={347A-347A}
}
Taurine (T) is essential to normal retinal function. It is present in high concentrations in human milk but virtually absent in infant formulas and parenteral feedings. Its concentration in the retina increases until about 2 months post a term birth. Deficiency results in retinal abnormalities. T appears to regulate membrane excitability, promote homeostasis and protect membranes against oxidant damage along with Zn and vitamin E. We therefore reviewed the records of 385 infants (216≤1500g BW… CONTINUE READING