Important role of muscle carnosine in rowing performance.

  title={Important role of muscle carnosine in rowing performance.},
  author={Audrey Baguet and Jan G. Bourgois and Lander Vanhee and Eric Achten and Wim Derave},
  journal={Journal of applied physiology},
  volume={109 4},
The role of the presence of carnosine (β-alanyl-L-histidine) in millimolar concentrations in human skeletal muscle is poorly understood. Chronic oral β-alanine supplementation is shown to elevate muscle carnosine content and improve anaerobic exercise performance during some laboratory tests, mainly in the untrained. It remains to be determined whether carnosine loading can improve single competition-like events in elite athletes. The aims of the present study were to investigate if performance… 

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