The Disease-Modifying Role of Taurine and Its Therapeutic Potential in Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Larissa E. van Eijk, Annette K. Offringa, Maria-Elena Bernal, Arno R. Bourgonje, Harry van Goor, Jan-Luuk Hillebrands

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Taurine is an amino sulfonic acid that is implicated in numerous physiological functions, including the regulation of oxidative stress, which plays an important role in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), together with other pathophysiological processes. The recent finding of decreased serum taurine levels in SARS-CoV-2-infected patients, in tandem with its potential modulatory role in COVID-19 due to its antiviral, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and vascular-related effects, provides a rationale for considering taurine as a beneficial supplement in patients suffering from COVID-19. Here, we reviewed the potential disease-modifying effects of taurine and combined these with the current knowledge on COVID-19 to clarify the potential role of taurine in this respiratory disease.
Originele taal-2English
TitelTaurine 12
SubtitelA Conditionally Essential Amino Acid
RedacteurenStephen W. Schaffer, Abdeslem El Idrissi, Shigeru Murakami
UitgeverijSpringer International Publishing, Cham, Switzerland
Aantal pagina's19
ISBN van elektronische versie978-3-030-93337-1
ISBN van geprinte versie978-3-030-93336-4
StatusPublished - 27-jul.-2022

Publicatie series

ISSN van geprinte versie0065-2598
ISSN van elektronische versie2214-8019

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