Advanced Glycation End (AGE) products

Raman barani at
Sun Jul 28 20:48:01 EST 1996

       Collagen crosslinking is known to follow normal ageing.
       It has also been found to accelerate during diabetes
       owing to the production of Advanced Glycation End (AGE)

       Vasan et al (Nature Vol.382, p275, 18 Jul 1996) have
       identified a AGE crosslink-breaker  which selectively
       cleaves these covalent crosslinks. The molecule is
       N-phenacylthiazolium bromide (PTB). Tests have been
       conducted in vivo (rats) and already established crosslinks 
       were successfully cleaved. 

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