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Taurine is an organic acid. It is also a major constituent of bile and can be found in the lower intestine and in small amounts in the tissues of many animals, including humans. Taurine is a derivative of the sulfur-containing (sulfhydryl) amino acid, cysteine. Taurine is one of the few known naturally occurring sulfonic acids.
Increased hydroxyproline levels may be associated with joint hypermobility in autistic children

Increased hydroxyproline levels may be associated with joint hypermobility in autistic children

New discovery will change our understanding of bile production

New discovery will change our understanding of bile production

Cardiac and visual degeneration compensated by taurine supplement

Cardiac and visual degeneration compensated by taurine supplement

Impaired gene expression may influence aging via altered cellular metabolism

Impaired gene expression may influence aging via altered cellular metabolism

Gut bacteria linked to metabolic changes and autism in new study

Gut bacteria linked to metabolic changes and autism in new study

Study reveals how air pollution affects the human body at the metabolite level

Study reveals how air pollution affects the human body at the metabolite level

Energy drinks may increase blood pressure and risk of electrical disturbances in heart

Energy drinks may increase blood pressure and risk of electrical disturbances in heart

Whole grain cereals can provide health benefits by altering intestinal serotonin production

Whole grain cereals can provide health benefits by altering intestinal serotonin production

Study: Energy drink consumption has increased substantially in the United States

Study: Energy drink consumption has increased substantially in the United States

Surprising discovery offers clues to limit graft-vs.-host disease

Surprising discovery offers clues to limit graft-vs.-host disease

Consuming just a single energy drink may disrupt vascular function

Consuming just a single energy drink may disrupt vascular function

Energy drinks narrow blood vessels within 90 minutes of intake

Energy drinks narrow blood vessels within 90 minutes of intake

Adding energy drinks to alcohol may exacerbate negative effects of binge drinking

Adding energy drinks to alcohol may exacerbate negative effects of binge drinking

Taurine deficiency in sperm linked to male infertility

Taurine deficiency in sperm linked to male infertility

Certain nutrients found in food may help reduce symptoms of psychotic illness

Certain nutrients found in food may help reduce symptoms of psychotic illness

Researchers determine cause of difficult-to-control mitochondrial diseases

Researchers determine cause of difficult-to-control mitochondrial diseases

Taurine could boost effectiveness of existing multiple sclerosis therapies

Taurine could boost effectiveness of existing multiple sclerosis therapies

Energy drink consumption linked to negative health consequences

Energy drink consumption linked to negative health consequences

EPFL researchers identify social rank as determining factor for vulnerability to stress

EPFL researchers identify social rank as determining factor for vulnerability to stress

OIST researchers create taurine-modified photosensitizer for brain cancer therapy

OIST researchers create taurine-modified photosensitizer for brain cancer therapy