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Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
Volume 2016, Article ID 2939087, 8 pages
Review Article

Use of Carnosine for Oxidative Stress Reduction in Different Pathologies

1Department of Biological Psychiatry and Narcology, Mental Health Research Institute, Tomsk 634014, Russia
2Addictive States Department, Mental Health Research Institute, Tomsk 634014, Russia

Received 25 September 2015; Revised 21 December 2015; Accepted 21 December 2015

Academic Editor: Sergio Di Meo

Copyright © 2016 V. D. Prokopieva et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The main properties and biological effects of the antioxidant carnosine, the natural dipeptide β-alanyl-L-histidine, are considered. Data on the effective use of carnosine in different pathologies are presented. Special attention is paid to issues of use of carnosine in neurologic and mental diseases, in alcoholism as well as in physiological states accompanied by activation of free-radical processes and formation of oxidative stress.