Molecule of millennium- Taurine; and its Analogues: A New Cl | 57531

International Journal of Applied Biology and Pharmaceutical Technology


Molecule of millennium- Taurine; & its Analogues: A New Class of Therapeutics in Human Welfare.

R.C. Gupta

Taurine (2-Amino Ethane Sulfonic Acid) was discovered more than two hundred years ago from animal sources. It is distributed in both mammals and non-mammals and its content is high in several vital tissues. For more than a century and a- half, taurine was regarded just as an end product of sulfur metabolism. Recently, taurine has been rediscovered and its beneficial effects in processes like epilepsy, hypertension, congestive heart failure and diabetes has been well documented.