OBO ID: CHEBI:15891
Term Name: taurine Search Ontology:
Synonyms:
  • 2-aminoethanesulfonic acid
  • 2-aminoethyl sulfonate
  • Aminoethylsulfonic acid
  • beta-aminoethylsulfonic acid
  • Taurine
Definition: An amino sulfonic acid that is the 2-amino derivative of ethanesulfonic acid. It is a naturally occurring amino acid derived from methionine and cysteine metabolism. An abundant component of fish- and meat-based foods, it has been used as an oral supplement in the treatment of disorders such as cystic fibrosis and hypertension.
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Ontology: Chebi
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