Taurine and the renal system

  title={Taurine and the renal system},
  author={Russell W. Chesney and Xiaobin Han and Andrea Budreau Patters},
  booktitle={Journal of Biomedical Science},
Taurine participates in a number of different physiologic and biologic processes in the kidney, often reflected by urinary excretion patterns. The kidney is key to aspects of taurine body pool size and homeostasis. This review will examine the renal-taurine interactions relative to ion reabsorption; renal blood flow and renal vascular endothelial function; antioxidant properties, especially in the glomerulus; and the role of taurine in ischemia and reperfusion injury. In addition, taurine plays… CONTINUE READING


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