Taurine Biosynthesis

Taurine is naturally derived from cysteine (found in oats, beans, rice, bananas, etc.) Mammalian taurine synthesis occurs in the pancreas via the cysteine sulfinic acid pathway. In this pathway, cysteine is first oxidized to its sulfinic acid, catalyzed by the enzyme cysteine dioxygenase. Cysteine sulfinic acid, in turn, is decarboxylated by sulfinoalanine decarboxylase to form hypotaurine. Hypotaurine is enzymatically oxidized to yield taurine by hypotaurine dehydrogenase.

Taurine is also produced by the transsulfuration pathway, which converts homocysteine into cystathionine. The cystathionine is then converted to hypotaurine by the sequential action of three enzymes: cystathionine gamma-lyasecysteine dioxygenase, and cysteine sulfinic acid decarboxylase. Hypotaurine is then oxidized to taurine as described above.

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Oxidative degradation of cysteine to taurine

From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taurine

Cronometer Food Diary example for 110 lb 5’4″ female age 61 moderately active:

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Free Healthcare

I believe healthcare should be free for all and already basically is with natural wellness diet and lifestyle, Personal Injury Protection (PIP) on auto insurance, Liability Insurance on homeowner’s, businesses, and municipality insurance to cover accidents. On top of that there are crowd funding sites like GoFundMe to help pay for extreme medical needs as well as charities like DoctorsWithoutBorders and StJude.

Wellness with lifestyle and nutrition is basically free because healthy lifestyle and plant-based nutrition creates wellness and prevents or reverses health challenges. However unhealthy nutrition and lifestyle creates chronic health challenges. The current popular expensive high fat animal protein fad diet is linked to obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and kidney disease. Human beings are designed to live on fruits, vegetables, seeds, sprouted grains and legumes.

Also Personal Injury Protection (PIP) and liability is available on most auto insurance and most homes and public places have liability insurance in case of accidental injury and there are crowd-source funding and personal injury litigation options.

More info in Vegan Q&A: https://maramore.wordpress.com/2019/11/14/vqa/

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Nutritionfacts.org Livestream

Watch Dr. Greger’s new PBS special Live-stream on August 8, 2017 @ 8pm on NutritionFacts.orghttps://nutritionfacts.org/live

See his book here: How Not To Die

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This is the first pilot screening. The better it does, in terms of viewership and pledges, the more stations across the country will pick it up in the Fall.

So grab some fruit, salad, kale-chips, or air-popped organic popcorn and livestream at NutritionFacts.org.   

Michael Greger M.D.

Michael Greger, M.D. FACLM

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See his book here: How Not To Die