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- Ulrich-Merzenich, Gudrun; Zeitler, Heike; Vetter, Hans; Bhonde, Ramesh R.
- European journal of nutrition 2007 v.46 no.8 pp. 431-438
- adhesion; apoptosis; atherosclerosis; caspase-3; diabetes; endothelial cells; glucose; humans; hyperglycemia; low density lipoprotein; protective effect; taurine; umbilical cord
- ... Background Endothelial dysfunction, common to diabetes and cardiovascular diseases, is an early step in the development of atherosclerosis and diabetic angiopathies. Deficiencies of taurine have been related to diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. Aims of the study We investigated whether taurine provides protective action against endothelial dysfunction induced by hyperglycemia and/or oxidized l ...