Use of Carnosine for Oxidative Stress Reduction in Different Pathologies

Oxid Med Cell Longev. 2016:2016:2939087. doi: 10.1155/2016/2939087. Epub 2016 Jan 24.


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.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Alcoholism / drug therapy
  • Animals
  • Antioxidants / pharmacology
  • Carnosine / pharmacology*
  • Carnosine / therapeutic use
  • Disease*
  • Humans
  • Mental Disorders / drug therapy
  • Oxidative Stress / drug effects*


  • Antioxidants
  • Carnosine