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The taurine is a sulphur amino acid that in most of the mammals produced in enough amounts in the liver, from metionine and cysteine, using the enzyme cysteine sulfinic acid decarboxylase. However, for felines are considered an essential amino acid, needing to be ingested as a supplement of the...

Luppi, M. M.; Teixeira-da-Costa, M. E. L.; Malta, M. de C. C.; Motta, R. O. C.
Universidade Federal de Goiás, Escola de Veterinária, Goiânia, Brazil
Ciência Animal Brasileira, 2008, 9, 4, pp 1004-1009