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Journal Article

Journal Article

[Taurine in breast milk and cow's milk - a literature review]  [1981]

Rutten, M.L.P. (Centrum voor Landbouwpublikaties en Landbouwdokumentatie, Wageningen (Netherlands)); Waard, H. de;

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Since the amino acid taurine can be synthesized in vivo from methionine or from cystine, it is not regarded as being essential (indispensable) to man. To the young infant, however, taurine is considered to be temporarily an essential nutrient, and it should therefore be present in his feeding. This has to do with the immaturity of the liver, which during the first few weeks of life is not capable of synthesizing the enzyme cysteine sulphinic acid (CSA) decarboxylase. Taurine apparently has several functions, though the significance of many data is not clear as yet. The majority of studies on this subject are concerned with the conjugation of taurine to bile acids, and with the effect of taurine on brain development. Breast milk (and particularly colostrum) contains ample quantities of taurine; on the other hand, baby food formulas are poor in taurine, and are so far not enriched with this amino acid. Such a supplementation is recommended by certain authors. Full-term neonates need taurine in their feeding only for a period of approximately two weeks. During the course of this period breastfeeding will usually have started. For prematures, who require taurine for a longer period and often do not receive any breast milk at all, supplementation of their feeding with taurine could be desirable
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Bibliographic information

Language:
Dutch
Type:
Summary
In AGRIS since:
1982
Volume:
42
Issue:
7
Start Page:
219
End Page:
225
All titles:
"[Taurine in breast milk and cow's milk - a literature review]"@eng
Other:
"29 ref.; Summaries (En, Nl)"
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Bibliographic information

Language:
Dutch
Type:
Summary
In AGRIS since:
1982
Volume:
42
Issue:
7
Start Page:
219
End Page:
225
All titles:
"[Taurine in breast milk and cow's milk - a literature review]"@eng
Other:
"29 ref.; Summaries (En, Nl)"