Newer insights in drugs inhibiting formation and accumulation of advanced glycation end products.


It is now well established that non enzymatic glycation leads to formation of Amadori products which over course of time leads to formation of advanced glycation end products (AGEs). Accumulation of AGEs is very toxic and can have direct and indirect effects in the pathogenesis of various diseases including diabetes, alzheimer’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis etc. Hence, to curb these harmful effects, a number of natural and synthetic compounds are being investigated so as to reduce clinically the impact of AGEs. Here, various AGE inhibitors and breakers published till date are being reviewed. Also, potential novel therapies are also being explored.

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