Product Name: Glycyrrhetinic acid-Taurine
IUPAC Name: 2-((2S,4aS,6aS,6bR,10S,12aS,12bR,14bS)-10-hydroxy-2,4a,6a,6b,9,9,12a-heptamethyl-13-oxo-1,2,3,4,4a,5,6,6a,6b,7,8,8a,9,10,11,12,12a,12b,13,14b-icosahydropicene-2-carboxamido)ethane-1-sulfonic acid,
Description: Glycyrrhetinic acid (GA) is an aglycone saponin extracted from licorice root that has been widely used for its well-known anti-inflammatory, antitumor, and antihepatitic effects. Taurine (2-aminoethane- sulfonic acid), an organic osmolyte involved in cell volume regulation, provides a substrate for the formation of bile salts, and plays a role in the modulation of intracellular free calcium concentration. Taurine is one of the most abundant amino acids in the brain and spinal cord, leukocytes, heart and muscle cells, the retina, and indeed almost every tissue throughout the body. There is ever-increasing evidence that taurine depletion leads to a wide range of pathological conditions, including severe cardiomyopathy, renal dysfunction, pancreatic β cell malfunction, and loss of retinal photoreceptor.