Study Title:

Taurine and hypotaurine inhibit light-induced lipid peroxidation and protect rod outer segment structure.

Study Abstract

Exposure of isolated frog rod outer segments to light (5000 lux) induces membrane disorganization and swelling. An increase of about 50% on lipid peroxidation, measured by the extent of malonaldehyde formation, accompanied the light-induced damage. Taurine and hypotaurine (25 mM) prevented the increase in lipid peroxidation, and provided an entire protection of rod outer segment structure.

Study Information

Brain Res. 1985 Mar 18;330(1):154-7. doi: 10.1016/0006-8993(85)90018-6. PMID: 3986537.

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