Project

The physiological role of carnosine in skeletal muscle

Duration
01 October 2007 → 01 October 2008
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Other chemical sciences
  • Social sciences
    • Education curriculum
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Orthopaedics
    • Physiology
    • Orthopaedics
    • Physiology
    • Nutrition and dietetics
    • Orthopaedics
    • Physiology
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agricultural animal production
    • Food sciences and (bio)technology
Keywords
nutritional supplements exercise performance buffer capacity acidosis
 
Project description

Canrosine is a cytoplasmic dipeptide present in high concentration in skeletal muscle. It probably contributes to the pH buffering during contractions with acidosis. This project aims to elucidate the role of carnosine in the contractile behaviour of skeletal muscle through a nutritionally induced carnosine loading (by oral ingestion of the amino acid beta-alanine).