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Abstract Title:

Carnosine and the processes of ageing.

Abstract Source:

Maturitas. 2016 Nov ;93:28-33. Epub 2016 Jun 22. PMID: 27344459

Abstract Author(s):

Alan R Hipkiss, Estifanos Baye, Barbora de Courten

Article Affiliation:

Alan R Hipkiss

Abstract:

The causes of ageing are usually regarded as multifactorial; thus effective regulation might be achieved by intervention at multiple sites. It has been suggested that the endogenous dipeptide carnosine, also available as a food supplement, possesses anti-ageing activity and may achieve its reported age-alleviating effects via a number of mechanisms. Carnosine's possible anti-ageing mechanisms are therefore discussed; the evidence suggests that inhibition of the mechanistic target of rapamycin and carbonyl scavenging may be involved.

Study Type : Review

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