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Taurine

PharmaGrade, Ajinomoto, Manufactured under appropriate GMP controls for pharma or biopharmaceutical production, suitable for cell culture

Synonym: 2-Aminoethanesulfonic acid

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Properties

Related Categories Amino acids, Biochemicals and Reagents, Cell Biology, Functional Foods, Nutrition Research,
Quality Level   GMP-COMPENDIA
  GMP
biological source   from non-animal source
InChI Key   XOAAWQZATWQOTB-UHFFFAOYSA-N
product line   PharmaGrade
assay   ≥98.5%
form   crystalline powder
mfr. no.   Ajinomoto
impurities   endotoxin, heavy metals, trace metals, tested
mp   >300 °C(lit.)
solubility   H2O: ≥100 mg/mL
suitability   suitable for cell culture
foreign activity   cytotoxicity, tested
Gene Information   rat ... Ppm1a(24666)

Description

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Application

Taurine is a derivative of the sulfur-containing (sulfhydryl) amino acid cysteine. Taurine is one of the few known naturally occurring sulfonic acids. It is a conditionally essential sulfonated amino acid which modulates apoptosis in some cells; functions in many metabolic activities; a product of methionine and cysteine metabolism. It can be used as a cell culture media component for the commercial biomanufacture of therapeutic recombinant proteins and monoclonal antibodies.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Non-selective endogenous agonist at glycine receptors. Conditionally essential sulfonated amino acid which modulates apoptosis in some cells; functions in many metabolic activities; a product of methionine and cysteine metabolism.

General description

PharmaGrade products are manufactured under appropriate controls for use as a raw material in pharma or biopharmaceutical production. For more information on the PharmaGrade Program, visit sigma-aldrich.com/safc-pharmagrade.

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Safety Information

Personal Protective Equipment 
RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
2
RTECS 
WX0175000
Protocols & Articles

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