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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)
  • Abstract:

    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..

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Last update 4 October 2019

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