Immunonutrition: the role of taurine.

  title={Immunonutrition: the role of taurine.},
  author={H Paul Redmond and Philip P. Stapleton and Paul Neary and David J. Bouchier-Hayes},
  volume={14 7-8},
Taurine is a sulfonated beta amino acid derived from methionine and cysteine metabolism. It is present in high concentrations in most tissues and in particular in proinflammatory cells such as polymorphonuclear phagocytes. Initial investigation into the multifaceted properties of this non-toxic physiologic amino acid revealed a link between retinal dysfunction and dietary deficiency. Since then a role for this amino acid has been found in membrane stabilization, bile salt formation… CONTINUE READING


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