Taurine is a sulfur-containing amino acid formed in the body from cysteine.
It is present in small quantities in tissues and bile of animals, including humans. White crystalline powder, melts with decomposition. Well soluble in water, poorly - in most organic solvents.
Taurine, when administered subconjunctively, has a retinoprotective, anti-cataract, and metabolic effect when administered topically.
When administered systemically, taurine also has no only metabolic action, but also has hepatoprotective action, cardiotonic and hypotensive properties.