Taurine & Taurine Derivatives – Pathophysiology & Cancer

Health Benefits of Taurine

Taurine also known as 2-aminoethanesulfonic acid is an amino acid present in most of the mammalian tissues and cells having the highest concentrations in tissues of all known amino-acids. Taurine is an organic compound of extremely valuable clinical significance in human health. Taurine having properties like anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, antioxidant, detoxifier, bile acids and membrane stabilizer is under thorough clinical research investigation for more than four decades. Taurine is named after bull/ ox as it was isolated from ox bile first. Taurine is useful in cardiovascular function, retinal function, the development of skeletal muscle, cranial nervous system and retina. Taurine is derived from amino acid with thiol group known as cysteine. Among the defects associated with taurine deficiency have been retinal and tapetum degeneration, cardiac dysfunction, immune deficiency, muscle atrophy, premature aging and impaired reproduction.

The Hellenic Taurine Society, following 10 years of Internationally Recognized active Taurine Clinical Research  on Taurine and Taurine Derivative molecules in association with highly respected Medical Institutes across the globe is aiming to develop modern medicines from taurine against infection, auto-inflammation and cancer. A list of highly respected International Publications of the Hellenic Taurine Society is accompanying the Announcement of the 22nd Taurine meeting 2020 in Athens Greece.

Following a series of International Meetings starting from Tucson USA in 1975, to Dalian China in 2018, we have the privilege and Honorable mission to organize the next Taurine Meeting in the year 2020 in Athens Greece.

In collaboration with the International Taurine Society, and successful materialization of the 22nd Taurine meeting in Athens Greece, we will aid to promote Taurine clinical research and pharmaceutical development, as well as the industry and market associated with food – beverage and nutritional supplements containing taurine.


Dr Anthony M. Kyriakopoulos BSc(Hons). MSc, FIBMS, MD/Ph.D.

President of the Hellenic Taurine Society