Effect of taurine and taurine + triiodothyronine combination on the development of anuran larvae

L. Feuer, L. J. Török, G. Csaba

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1. 1. Shortening of the tail fin of frog larvae is stimulated in the early stages of development and is retarded in the late stages by taurine. 2. 2. The effect of triiodothyronine on metamorphosis is antagonized by taurine. This antagonistic effect is dose-dependent and statistically significant. Taurine exerts a T3 antagonistic effect in a concentration 103 times higher than litoralon. 3. 3. Taurine influences the development of frog larvae in the same manner as litoralon (gamma-l-glutamyl-taurine). Taurine is supposed to be the precursor of litoralon.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)995-997
Number of pages3
JournalComparative Biochemistry and Physiology -- Part A: Physiology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1979


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Medicine(all)
  • Molecular Biology
  • Biochemistry

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