Docking studies on creatine and GAA New paper in JCR Our paper on comparative molecular docking studies on creatine and guanidinoacetic acid (GAA) has been published in Journal of Chemical Research. Docking and density functional theory studies are carried out for muscle creatine kinase, and [...]
New paper in Nutrition Research L-Carnosine effective in MS Our recent study published in Nutrition Research describes the effects of L-carnosine administration on various patient- and clinician-reported outcomes in a case series of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). L-carnosine was administered orally for 8 weeks [...]
Clinical Bioenergetics | 1st Edition ABL book for Elsevier The book on bioenergetics edited by Professor Ostojic has just been published for Elsevier! Clinical Bioenergetics: From Pathophysiology to Clinical Translation provides recent developments surrounding the etiology and pathophysiology of inherited and acquired energy-delated disorders. Across [...]
Creatine levels are rather sensitive to numerous conditions of the developing brain, including prematurity-related clinical complications. For instance, the presence of cerebellar injury in infants born prematurely was consistently associated with reduced concentrations of creatine (along with N-acetyl aspartate and choline), while cerebral cortical brain injury severity was inversely associated with both creatine and choline.
A recent research demonstrated an impaired brain metabolism in chronic migraine patients with medication overuse headache. Besides other findings, reduced total creatine levels have been found in the left thalamus of 32 chronic migraine patients with and without medication.
Guanidinoacetic acid (GAA) is a naturally-occurring precursor of creatine and one of the key compounds investigated in our lab. GAA is found in human serum and urine, with circulating GAA likely reflects an equilibrium between its endogenous production and utilization/excretion.
Our long-time friend, patron and collaborator on nutraceuticals research Professor Dusan Miljkovic, PhD has died September 5, 2020 in San Diego, CA. Professor Miljkovic was a brilliant researcher, passionate entrepreneur, and a science polymath that illuminated many students and colleagues, including our lab staff and fellows.
Creatine plays a pivotal role in brain bioenergetics, acting as a temporal and spatial energy buffer, energy transducer, and metabolic regulator. A low cerebral creatine concentration illustrating energy depletion has been routinely observed in various neuropathologies,
Novel food for skeletal muscle GAA as functional additive Guanidinoacetic acid (GAA) is a direct endogenic precursor of creatine. GAA is also a re-discovered nutraceutical that has been put forward as an energy-facilitating compound by many animal and a few human studies. Recent trials indicated [...]