Non-selective endogenous agonist at glycine receptors
REVIEW An organic acid widely distributed in animal tissues. Taurine has many fundamental biological roles such as conjugation of bile acids, antioxidation, osmoregulation, membrane stabilization and modulation of calcium signaling.
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