Protection Against Adriamycin-Induced Cardiomyopathy by Carnosine in Rats: Role of Endogenous Antioxidants

  title={Protection Against Adriamycin-Induced Cardiomyopathy by Carnosine in Rats: Role of Endogenous Antioxidants},
  author={Nurcan Dursun and Eylem Taskin and Figen {\"O}zt{\"u}rk},
  journal={Biological Trace Element Research},
The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of carnosine, a biological antioxidant, on the acute cardiac damage induced by a single dose of adriamycin in rats. The experimental design consisted of four groups: Control (saline, i.p.); carnosine (CAR; 10 mg/kg/day, i.p.); adriamycin (ADR; 16 mg/kg on the 14th day, i.p.); carnosine with adriamycin. Carnosine was given 2 weeks before and following adriamycin treatment. Blood samples were collected for analysis of plasma creatine kinase (CK… 

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