Antioxidant activity of carnosine, homocarnosine, and anserine present in muscle and brain.

@article{Kohen1988AntioxidantAO,
  title={Antioxidant activity of carnosine, homocarnosine, and anserine present in muscle and brain.},
  author={Roni Kohen and Yoshio Yamamoto and K C Cundy and Bruce N. Ames},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={1988},
  volume={85 9},
  pages={3175-9}
}
Carnosine, homocarnosine, and anserine are present in high concentrations in the muscle and brain of many animals and humans. However, their exact function is not clear. The antioxidant activity of these compounds has been examined by testing their peroxyl radical-trapping ability at physiological concentrations. Carnosine, homocarnosine, anserine, and other histidine derivatives all showed antioxidant activity. All of these compounds showing peroxyl radical-trapping activity were also… CONTINUE READING
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