Taurine in pediatric nutrition

Pediatr Clin North Am. 1995 Aug;42(4):879-97. doi: 10.1016/s0031-3955(16)39022-8.


The past 20 years have seen the status of taurine change from an end product of methionine and cysteine metabolism and substance conjugated to bile acids to that of an important, and sometimes essential, nutrient. It is now added to most synthetic human infant formulas and pediatric parenteral solutions throughout the world. This article describes the research that led to this end.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant Nutritional Physiological Phenomena* / physiology
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Nutritive Value
  • Taurine* / metabolism


  • Taurine