Cat. No. 0209

Taurine C2H7NO3S [107-35-7]

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Chemical Name: 2-Aminoethylsulfonic acid

Biological Activity

One of the most abundant free amino acids in the brain. A partial agonist at the inhibitory glycine receptor.

Technical Data

Soluble to 100 mM in water
Store at RT

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Schmieden and Betz (1995) Pharmacology of the inhibitory glycine receptor: agonist and antagonist actions of amino acids and piperidine carboxylic acid compounds. Mol.Pharmacol. 48 919. PMID: 7476923.

Chung et al (1996) Saturable disposition of taurine in the rat cerebrospinal fluid. J.Pharmacol.Exp.Ther. 276 676. PMID: 8632336.

Boldyrev et al (1999) Carnosine and taurine protect rat cerebellar granular cells from free radical damage. Neurosci.Lett. 263 169. PMID: 10213162.

Palmi et al (1999) Potentiation of mitochondrial Ca2+ sequestration by taurine. Biochem.Pharmacol. 58 1123. PMID: 10484070.

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Keywords: Taurine, supplier, Non-Selective, endogenous, glycine, receptor, partial, agonists, GlyR, Glycine, Receptors, inhibitory, amino, acid, Glycine Receptor Agonists

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