• Corpus ID: 10998621

[Stereopharmacology of carnitine].

  title={[Stereopharmacology of carnitine].},
  author={Alexander A. Spasov and I N IIezhitsa},
  journal={Rossiiskii fiziologicheskii zhurnal imeni I.M. Sechenova},
  volume={91 12},
  • A. SpasovI. N. IIezhitsa
  • Published 1 December 2005
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Rossiiskii fiziologicheskii zhurnal imeni I.M. Sechenova
L-Carnitine (L-beta-hydroxy-gamma-N,N,N-trimethylaminobutyric acid) plays an essential role in fatty acid transport in the mitochondrion. Conditions that appear to benefit from exogenous supplementation of L-carnitine include anorexia, chronic fatigue, cardiovascular disease, hypoglycemia, male infertility, muscular myopathies, renal failure and dialysis. D-Carnitine is not biologically active and might interfere with the proper utilization of the L isomer, and so there are claims that the… 

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