Carnosine as a potential anti-senescence drug

Biochemistry (Mosc). 2000 Jul;65(7):866-8.


The naturally occurring dipeptide carnosine (beta-alanyl-L-histidine) has been found to exert an anti-senescence effect when used as a dietary supplement. Carnosine clearly improved the external appearance of experimental animals and provided beneficial physiological effects, thus maintaining the animals in better condition than control animals receiving no carnosine or a mixture of beta-alanine and L-histidine.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Aging / drug effects*
  • Aging / pathology
  • Animals
  • Carnosine / pharmacology*
  • Mice
  • Models, Animal


  • Carnosine