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T8691

Sigma-Aldrich

Taurine

suitable for cell culture, meets USP testing specifications

Synonym(s):
2-Aminoethanesulfonic acid
Linear Formula:
NH2CH2CH2SO3H
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
125.15
Beilstein:
1751215
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:

Agency

meets USP testing specifications

Quality Level

product line

BioXtra

form

crystalline powder

technique(s)

cell culture | mammalian: suitable

impurities

endotoxin, tested

color

white

mp

>300 °C (lit.)

SMILES string

NCCS(O)(=O)=O

InChI

1S/C2H7NO3S/c3-1-2-7(4,5)6/h1-3H2,(H,4,5,6)

InChI key

XOAAWQZATWQOTB-UHFFFAOYSA-N

Gene Information

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Application

Taurine has been used:
  • as a component of cardiomyocyte dissociation solution
  • as a supplement for modified synthetic oviduct fluid (m-SOF) medium to culture the presumptive zygotes
  • as a constituent of low Ca2+ solution employed in preparation of collagenase B solution for colony dissociation into single cells
  • to assess its effect on development of bovine embryos fertilized with different bull semen during in vitro fertilization
  • as a component of culture media for derivation of cornea organoids

Packaging

25, 100 g in poly bottle
1 kg in poly bottle

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.
Taurine is predominantly found in the retina and heart and is also found in the brain, intestine, skeletal muscles and kidneys. It controls the concentration of intracellular calcium, protects against ischemia-reperfusion injury and possesses blood pressure-lowering properties. Taurine also plays a vital role in bile formation and fat digestion. Deficiency of taurine is associated with development of anxiety, hyperactivity, epilepsy and depression.

Storage Class Code

13 - Non Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 2

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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