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Changes in plasma taurine levels after different endurance events.
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PMID:  10078335     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The sulphonated amino acid taurine increased significantly in the plasma of trained athletes after three endurance exercises of different duration and intensity, a 90 min run on a treadmill at 75% of an individual's VO2 peak, a Marathon, 42.2 km and a 100 km run, by 19%, 77% and 36%, respectively. Such results indicated that the speed at which the exercise is performed, referred to as the intensity, rather than the duration of the exercise, correlated with the elevated taurine levels possibly indicating its release from muscle fibres. The plasma amino acid pool decreased significantly in relationship with the duration of the exercise, caused by their utilisation for glucogenesis. The possible sources of the increased plasma taurine are discussed.
R J Ward; M Francaux; C Cuisinier; X Sturbois; P De Witte
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Amino acids     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0939-4451     ISO Abbreviation:  Amino Acids     Publication Date:  1999  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-05-06     Completed Date:  1999-05-06     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9200312     Medline TA:  Amino Acids     Country:  AUSTRIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  71-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Biologie du Comportement, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium.
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Middle Aged
Taurine / blood*,  pharmacokinetics
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