Avtor/Urednik     Ito, Koichi; Arko, Matevž; Kawaguchi, Tomohiro; Kuwahara, Masayoshi; Tsubone, Hirokazu
Naslov     The effect of subacute supplementation of taurine on spatial learning and memory
Tip     članek
Vir     Exp Anim
Vol. in št.     Letnik 58, št. 2
Leto izdaje     2009
Obseg     str. 175-80
ISSN     1341-1357
Jezik     eng
Abstrakt     Although the effect of taurine on the heart and liver is well studied, there has been no direct observation concerning the effect of taurine on spatial learning and memory at the behavior level. In this study, we tested the effect of subacute taurine supplementation with evaluation by the Morris water maze method. Although swim distance to find the platform of taurine-supplemented rats was signifcantly longerthan that of control rats due to increase of swimming velocity, escape latency and the efficacy of learning and memory was comparable in both groups. These results suggest that taurine supplemented orally does not affect the learning and memory function.
Deskriptorji     LEARNING
MEMORY
TAURINE
SWIMMING
ESCAPE REACTION
RATS
BEHAVIOR, ANIMAL