CHEBI:15891 - taurine

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ChEBI Name taurine
ChEBI ID CHEBI:15891
Definition An amino sulfonic acid that is the 2-amino derivative of ethanesulfonic acid. It is a naturally occurring amino acid derived from methionine and cysteine metabolism. An abundant component of fish- and meat-based foods, it has been used as an oral supplement in the treatment of disorders such as cystic fibrosis and hypertension.
Stars This entity has been manually annotated by the ChEBI Team.
Secondary ChEBI IDs CHEBI:45877, CHEBI:9406, CHEBI:15195, CHEBI:26852
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Formula C2H7NO3S
Net Charge 0
Average Mass 125.148
Monoisotopic Mass 125.015
InChI InChI=1S/C2H7NO3S/c3-1-2-7(4,5)6/h1-3H2,(H,4,5,6)
InChIKey XOAAWQZATWQOTB-UHFFFAOYSA-N
SMILES C(CS(O)(=O)=O)N
Metabolite of Species Details
Mus musculus (NCBI:txid10090) See: PubMed
Mus musculus (NCBI:txid10090) Source: BioModels - MODEL1507180067 See: PubMed
Saccharomyces cerevisiae (NCBI:txid4932) Source: yeast.sf.net See: PubMed
Escherichia coli (NCBI:txid562) See: PubMed
Homo sapiens (NCBI:txid9606) See: DOI
Roles Classification
Chemical Role(s): antioxidant
A substance that opposes oxidation or inhibits reactions brought about by dioxygen or peroxides.
radical scavenger
A role played by a substance that can react readily with, and thereby eliminate, radicals.
Biological Role(s): Escherichia coli metabolite
Any bacterial metabolite produced during a metabolic reaction in Escherichia coli.
Saccharomyces cerevisiae metabolite
Any fungal metabolite produced during a metabolic reaction in Baker's yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae ).
human metabolite
Any mammalian metabolite produced during a metabolic reaction in humans (Homo sapiens).
mouse metabolite
Any mammalian metabolite produced during a metabolic reaction in a mouse (Mus musculus).
glycine receptor agonist
An agonist that binds to and activates glycine receptors
nutrient
A nutrient is a food component that an organism uses to survive and grow.
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Outgoing taurine (CHEBI:15891) has role Escherichia coli metabolite (CHEBI:76971)
taurine (CHEBI:15891) has role Saccharomyces cerevisiae metabolite (CHEBI:75772)
taurine (CHEBI:15891) has role antioxidant (CHEBI:22586)
taurine (CHEBI:15891) has role glycine receptor agonist (CHEBI:64589)
taurine (CHEBI:15891) has role human metabolite (CHEBI:77746)
taurine (CHEBI:15891) has role mouse metabolite (CHEBI:75771)
taurine (CHEBI:15891) has role nutrient (CHEBI:33284)
taurine (CHEBI:15891) has role radical scavenger (CHEBI:48578)
taurine (CHEBI:15891) is a amino sulfonic acid (CHEBI:37793)
taurine (CHEBI:15891) is conjugate acid of 2-aminoethanesulfonate (CHEBI:32970)
taurine (CHEBI:15891) is tautomer of taurine zwitterion (CHEBI:507393)
Incoming (25R)-3α,7α-dihydroxy-5β-cholestan-26-oyl taurine (CHEBI:136361) has functional parent taurine (CHEBI:15891)
N-tris(hydroxymethyl)methyl-2-aminoethanesulfonic acid (CHEBI:44356) has functional parent taurine (CHEBI:15891)
acetyltaurine (CHEBI:84415) has functional parent taurine (CHEBI:15891)
bile acid taurine conjugate (CHEBI:23219) has functional parent taurine (CHEBI:15891)
fatty acid-taurine conjugate (CHEBI:132474) has functional parent taurine (CHEBI:15891)
glutaurine (CHEBI:27694) has functional parent taurine (CHEBI:15891)
melemeleone B (CHEBI:66690) has functional parent taurine (CHEBI:15891)
N-(L-arginino) taurine (CHEBI:21476) has functional parent taurine (CHEBI:15891)
taurocyamine (CHEBI:17228) has functional parent taurine (CHEBI:15891)
tauropine (CHEBI:16461) has functional parent taurine (CHEBI:15891)
2-aminoethanesulfonate (CHEBI:32970) is conjugate base of taurine (CHEBI:15891)
taurino group (CHEBI:139020) is substituent group from taurine (CHEBI:15891)
tauryl group (CHEBI:26861) is substituent group from taurine (CHEBI:15891)
taurine zwitterion (CHEBI:507393) is tautomer of taurine (CHEBI:15891)
IUPAC Name
2-aminoethanesulfonic acid
Synonyms Sources
2-Aminoethanesulfonic acid KEGG COMPOUND
2-aminoethyl sulfonate IUBMB
Aminoethylsulfonic acid KEGG COMPOUND
β-aminoethylsulfonic acid NIST Chemistry WebBook
Taurine KEGG COMPOUND
Database Links Databases
4486 DrugCentral
C00048188 KNApSAcK
C00245 KEGG COMPOUND
D00047 KEGG DRUG
DB01956 DrugBank
HMDB0000251 HMDB
TAU PDBeChem
Taurine Wikipedia
TAURINE MetaCyc
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Registry Numbers Types Sources
107-35-7 CAS Registry Number KEGG COMPOUND
107-35-7 CAS Registry Number NIST Chemistry WebBook
107-35-7 CAS Registry Number ChemIDplus
1751215 Beilstein Registry Number Beilstein
1751215 Reaxys Registry Number Reaxys
82121 Gmelin Registry Number Gmelin
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18 January 2018