Immunologic Consequences of Taurine Deficiency in Cats

@article{SchullerLevis1990ImmunologicCO,
  title={Immunologic Consequences of Taurine Deficiency in Cats},
  author={Georgia B. Schuller-Levis and Pankaj D. Mehta and Raul Rudelli and John A. Sturman},
  journal={Journal of Leukocyte Biology},
  year={1990},
  volume={47}
}
Our results show that a lack of taurine in the diet of cats results in a significant leukopenia, a shift in the percentage of polymorphonuclear and mononuclear leukocytes, an increase in the absolute count of mononuclear leukocytes, and a change in the sedimentation characteristics of white cells. Functional studies of polymorphonuclear cells isolated from cats fed taurine‐free diets show a significant decrease in the respiratory burst as measured by chemiluminescence as well as a decrease in… Expand
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