Published in Physician Law Weekly, September 1st, 2004
"At high levels as seen in diabetes, glucose reacts with and forms adducts (advanced glycation end products; AGEs) on macromolecules including proteins and DNA, eliciting cellular dysfunction and leading to vascular disease. The major means is through cellular receptors; the best characterized is the receptor for advanced glycation end products (RAGE). Accumulation of both AGE/RAGE in addition to other identified ligands of RAGE, including S100/calgranulins, is the hallmark of this receptor in disease pathogenesis," researchers in the United...
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