Taurine

Taurine

$48.00 - 5 mg

$168.00 - 25 mg

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Synonyms
NSC 32428, 2-Aminoethanesulfonic acid
CAS #
107-35-7
Molecular Formula
C2H7NO3S
Molecular Weight
125.15
Purity
>95% by HPLC
Long Term Storage
-20°C
Solubility
Soluble in methanol or DMSO
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Application Notes

Taurine (2-aminoethanesulfonic acid) is an amino acid produced by bacteria, sponges, algae and leguminous seedlings. Taurine is an endogenous metabolite of animals and is an intermediate in the biosynthesis of cysteine. It has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and cytoprotectant properties, protects against hypoxia-induced damage in rat hippocampal slices, and inhibits platelet adhesion and aggregation in rabbits by ADP, arachidonic acid and collagen in a dose-dependent manner. Taurine has a role in calcium homeostasis.

References

  • The crystal and molecular structure of taurine. Sutherland H.H. & Young D.W. Acta Cryst. 1963, 16, 897.
  • Pharmacological protection against cerebral hypoxia by taurine in vitro. Schurr A. et al. Pharmacol Cereb. Ischemia 1986, 363.
  • Effect of taurine on platelet functions and arachidonic acid metabolism. Yan C. et al. Yingyang Xuebao 1990, 18, 379.

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