Impaired energy metabolism of the taurine-deficient heart

Abstract

Taurine is a β-amino acid found in high concentrations in excitable tissues, including the heart. A significant reduction in myocardial taurine content leads to the development of a unique dilated, atrophic cardiomyopathy. One of the major functions of taurine in the heart is the regulation of the respiratory chain. Hence, we tested the hypothesis that… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00726-015-2110-2

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