Investigating the in vitro effect of taurine on the infant lymphocytes by sister chromatid exchange


Ergun M. A. , Soysal Y., Kismet E., Akay C., Dundaroz R., Ilhan M. N. , ...More

PEDIATRICS INTERNATIONAL, vol.48, no.3, pp.284-286, 2006 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 48 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1442-200x.2006.02205.x
  • Journal Name: PEDIATRICS INTERNATIONAL
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.284-286

Abstract

Taurine (2-aminoethane sulphonic acid) is normally present in most mammalian tissues and the most abundant free amino acid in lymphocytes. It participates in various important physiological activities including modulation of the functioning of the central nervous system, cell proliferation, viability and prevention of oxidant-induced injury in many tissues. Its levels in human milk are very high which may be the most important difference from cow's milk. In contrast, an inverse association between breast-feeding and carcinogenesis in childhood or later in life has been suggested by several studies.