Carnosine Modulates Stress-Attenuated Plasma Antioxidative Capacity

  title={Carnosine Modulates Stress-Attenuated Plasma Antioxidative Capacity},
  author={Hiroshi Kurihara and Hiroshi Shibata and Nobuo Tsuruoka and Yoshinobu Kiso and Keiich Abe and Hajime Nagai and Harukazu Fukami},
  journal={Food Science and Technology Research},
Oral administration of carnosine (β-alanyl-L-histidine) in mice treated with restraint stress moderately alleviated a stress-induced decrease in plasma oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC) activity (P = 0.075). Carnosine treatment also increased the level of plasma glutathione (GSH) and ascorbic acid compared with those in the restraint stress mice. Carnosine and related compounds anserine, histidine and histamine exhibited ORAC activity in vitro, while β-alanine was not effective. These… Expand

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