Characterization of a sodium-dependent taurine transporter in rabbit choroid plexus.

Taurine, a beta-amino acid, plays an important role as a neuromodulator and is necessary for the normal development of the brain. Since de novo synthesis of taurine in the brain is minimal and in vivo studies suggest that taurine does not cross the blood-brain barrier, we examined whether the choroid plexus, the blood-cerebrospinal fluid barrier, plays a… CONTINUE READING