Effects of carnosine on cyclophosphamide-induced hematopoietic suppression in mice.

  title={Effects of carnosine on cyclophosphamide-induced hematopoietic suppression in mice.},
  author={Meng Xu and Rong-Rong He and Yu-jia Zhai and Keiich Abe and Hiroshi Kurihara},
  journal={The American journal of Chinese medicine},
  volume={42 1},
Cyclophosphamide is one of the most widely used chemotherapeutic agents in treating cancers. Chemotherapy drug-induced oxidative stress produces side effects. The severity of myelosuppression increases with a high dose of cyclophosphamide. Chicken soup or chicken essence, a traditional Chinese aliment, is a popular health supplement for patients with cancers or other diseases in Asia. As a major functional component of chicken meat extract, carnosine (beta-alanyl-L-histidine), a dipeptide of… 

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