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advanced glycation end-products

Monday 7 May 2018

AGEs; advanced glycation end-product

Definition: Advanced glycation end products (AGEs) are proteins or lipids that become glycated as a result of exposure to sugars, or glycation.


Advanced glycation end products (AGEs) can be a factor in aging and in the development or worsening of many degenerative diseases, such as diabetes, atherosclerosis, chronic kidney disease, and Alzheimer’s disease.

See also

- glycosylation