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Biochemistry (Mosc). 2000 Jul;65(7):849-55.

Anti-ischemic activity of carnosine.

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Laboratory of Clinical Neurochemistry, Institute of Neurology, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Moscow, 123367 Russia. sls@bio.inevro.msk.ru.

Abstract

This review summarizes the data on anti-ischemic activity of carnosine. The pronounced anti-ischemic effects of carnosine in the brain and heart are due to the combination of antioxidant and membrane-protecting activity, proton buffering capacity, formation of complexes with transition metals, and regulation of macrophage function. In experimental cerebral ischemia, carnosine decreases mortality and is beneficial for neurological conditions of the animals. In cardiac ischemia, carnosine protects cardiomyocytes from damage and improves contractility of the heart. The data indicate that carnosine can be used as an anti-ischemic drug.

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10951104
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