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Description: Non-selective, endogenous glycine receptor partial agonist
Chemical Name: 2-Aminoethylsulfonic acid

Biological Activity for Taurine

One of the most abundant free amino acids in the brain. A partial agonist at the inhibitory glycine receptor. May be used in protocols for the generation of retinal pigment epithelial cells from hPSCs. Taurine-fed middle-aged mice have improved functioning of bone, muscle, pancreas, brain, fat, gut, and immune system, and a longer life span. It reduces cellular senescence, protected against telomerase deficiency, suppressed mitochondrial dysfunction, decreased DNA damage, and attenuated inflammation. Taurine supplementation increases health span and life span in worms and health span in non-human primates.

Technical Data for Taurine

M. Wt 125.14
Formula C2H7NO3S
Storage Store at RT
CAS Number 107-35-7
PubChem ID 1123
Smiles NCCS(=O)(O)=O

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Solubility Data for Taurine

Solvent Max Conc. mg/mL Max Conc. mM
water 12.51 100

Preparing Stock Solutions for Taurine

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Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
1 mM 7.99 mL 39.96 mL 79.91 mL
5 mM 1.6 mL 7.99 mL 15.98 mL
10 mM 0.8 mL 4 mL 7.99 mL
50 mM 0.16 mL 0.8 mL 1.6 mL

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References for Taurine

References are publications that support the biological activity of the product.

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

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

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

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

Surendran et al (2022) An improved protocol for generation and characterization of human-induced pluripotent stem cell-derived retinal pigment epithelium cells STAR Protoc. 3 101803 PMID: 36386870

Singh et al (2023) Taurine deficiency as a driver of aging. Science 380 eabn9257 PMID: 37289866

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