Taurine as a marker for the identification of natural Calculus Bovis and its substitutes.

@article{Shimada2013TaurineAA,
  title={Taurine as a marker for the identification of natural Calculus Bovis and its substitutes.},
  author={Kayoko Shimada and Yuko Azuma and Masaya Kawase and Toshiharu Takahashi and Stephen W. Schaffer and Kyoko C Takahashi},
  journal={Advances in experimental medicine and biology},
  year={2013},
  volume={776},
  pages={141-9}
}
Calculus Bovis (C. Bovis) is a commonly used animal-derived therapeutic preparation. To meet the increasing clinical demand for the preparation, two artificial substitutes for Bos Taurus have been introduced in China: artificial C. Bovis and in vitro cultured C. Bovis. However, information on their efficacy and safety is inadequate. Therefore, we investigated the biological differences between the commonly used natural preparation and its two substitutes, with the aim of not only identifying… CONTINUE READING