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Taurine Side Effects, Interactions and Warnings

  • Taurine possesses hypotensive effects.
    - J Clin Invest 1988 Sep;82(3):993-7 -- Hypotensive effect of taurine. Possible involvement of the sympathetic nervous system and endogenous opiates. -- Fujita T, Sato Y.

  • Suggest an adverse effect of taurine administration on phosphatidylcholine hepatic synthesis.
    - Experientia 1986 Apr 15;42(4):407-8 -- Effect of taurine administration on liver lipids in guinea pig. -- Cantafora A, Mantovani A, Masella R, Mechelli L, Alvaro D.

  • Taurine is known to lower blood pressure in essential hypertension and some experimental hypertensive models.
    - Hypertens Res 2000 May;23(3):277-84 -- Oral taurine supplementation prevents the development of ethanol-induced hypertension in rats. -- Harada H, Kitazaki K, Tsujino T, Watari Y, Iwata S, Nonaka H, Hayashi T, Takeshita T, Morimoto K, Yokoyama M.

  • Excess dietary pyridoxine affected brain and serum concentrations of some amino acids and binding properties of cortical serotonin receptors.
    - J Nutr 1998 Oct;128(10):1829-35 -- Dietary excess of vitamin B-6 affects the concentrations of amino acids in the caudate nucleus and serum and the binding properties of serotonin receptors in the brain cortex of rats. -- Schaeffer MC, Gretz D, Gietzen DW, Rogers QR.

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