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Version 2.73

2981-9Taurine [Mass/volume] in Serum or PlasmaActive

Part Descriptions

LP15878-9   Taurine
Taurine (Latin taurus for bull, as it was first isolated from ox (Bos taurus) bile in 1827 by German scientists Friedrich Tiedemann and Leopold Gmelin) or 2-aminoethanesulfonic acid is an acidic chemical substance found in high abundance in the tissues of many animals (metazoa), especially sea animals. Taurine is also found in plants, fungi, and some bacteria, but in far less quantity. Taurine is a derivative of the sulphur-containing (sulfhydryl) amino acid, cysteine. Although it is often called an amino acid, even in scientific literature, it lacks a carboxyl group and therefore does not qualify as an amino acid. It does contain a sulfonate group and may be called an amino sulfonic acid. Small polypeptides have been identified which contain taurine but to date no tRNA synthetase has been identified that specifically recognizes taurine. Copyright Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License. See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ for details. Source: Wikipedia, Taurine (Wikipedia)

LP15878-9   Taurine
An essential nutrient, important during mammalian development. It is present in milk and in tissues of many animals although it is isolated mostly from ox bile. It strongly binds to bile acids. Source: National Library of Medicine, MeSH 2006

Fully-Specified Name

Component
Taurine
Property
MCnc
Time
Pt
System
Ser/Plas
Scale
Qn
Method

Additional Names

Short Name
Taurine SerPl-mCnc
Display Name
Taurine [Mass/Vol]
Consumer Name Alpha
Taurine, Blood

Basic Attributes

Class
CHEM
Type
Laboratory
First Released
Version 1.0
Last Updated
Version 2.73
Order vs. Observation
Observation
Common US Lab Results Rank
15915

Member of these Groups

LG46147-1 Taurine|Pt|Ser/Plas|125.142 g/mole

Language Variants Get Info

zh-CNChinese (China)
牛磺酸:质量浓度:时间点:血清/血浆:定量型:
nl-NLDutch (Netherlands)
taurine:massa/volume:moment:serum of plasma:kwantitatief:
et-EEEstonian (Estonia)
Tauriin:MCnc:Pt:S/P:Qn:
fr-BEFrench (Belgium)
Taurine:Concentration de masse:Temps ponctuel:Sérum/Plasma:Quantitatif:
fr-CAFrench (Canada)
Taurine:Concentration de masse:Temps ponctuel:Sérum/Plasma:Quantitatif:
fr-FRFrench (France)
Taurine:Masse/Volume:Ponctuel:Sérum/Plasma:Numérique:
it-ITItalian (Italy)
Taurina:MCnc:Pt:Siero/Plasma:Qn:
ko-KRKorean (Korea, Republic of)
타우린:질량농도:검사시점:혈청/혈장:정량:
pt-BRPortuguese (Brazil)
Taurina:MCnc:Pt:Sor/Plas:Qn:
ru-RURussian (Russian Federation)
Таурин:МассКонц:ТчкВрм:Сыв/Плаз:Колич:
es-ARSpanish (Argentina)
taurina:concentración de masa:punto en el tiempo:suero/plasma:cuantitativo:
es-MXSpanish (Mexico)
Taurina:Concentración de masa:Punto temporal:Suero o Plasma:Cuantitativo:
es-ESSpanish (Spain)
Taurina:Concentración de masa:Punto temporal:Suero o Plasma:Qn:
tr-TRTurkish (Turkey)
Taurin:KütlKons:Zmlı:Ser/Plaz:Kant:

Example Units

Unit Source
mg/dL Example UCUM Units

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