carnosine(redirected from inhibitine)
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a dipeptide composed of beta-alanine and histidine, found in skeletal muscle of vertebrates.
N-β-alanyl-l-histidine; the dominant nonprotein nitrogenous component of brain tissue, first found in relatively high amounts in muscle; chelates copper and activates myosin ATPase.
[L. carnosus, fleshy, fr. caro, flesh, + -ia]