Can taurine be a biomarker of recovery during withdrawal of heroin?
- At: 2008 FIP Congress in Basel (Switzerland)
- Type: Poster
- By: GHANDFOROUSH-SATTARI, Mohammadreza (Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran)
- Co-author(s): Nemati, Mahboob (Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, TABRIZ, Iran)
Mashayekhi, Siminozar (Hematology and Oncology Research Centre, Tabriz, Iran, Iran)
Azadi, Hamid (Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, TABRIZ, Iran)
Taurine is one of the most abundant sulpho-amino acids in the body. Hypertaurinemia has already been reported following different stress states. A previous study has demonstrated a significant increase in the serum taurine concentration in the heroin addicts. Therefore, we hypothesized that taurine could be suggested as a biomarker of recovery.. The access to the whole abstract and the presentation file is available to FIP members and to congress participants of that specific congress.