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Taurine content of cardiac tissue in spontaneously hyper-tensive rats

Celestine Chau, Pat Heu, Shao-Chia Chou, J T Miyahara, S Ramanathan


The taurine content of car-diac tissue was determined in normoten-sive rats (NWR) and spontaneously hyper-tensive rats (SHR) at different ages from 2 t0 24 wks. Taurine content increased with age in both NWR and SHR. At 4 wks taurine content of the NWR heart was higher than SHR. But the tissue taurine of SHR increased significantly higher than NWR by 6 wks and remained high through-out the age period studied.

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