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Basta G., Navarra T., De Simone P., Del Turco S., Gastaldelli A., Filipponi F. What is the role of the receptor for advanced glycation end products-ligand axis in liver injury?. In: Liver Transplantation, vol. 17 (6) pp. 633 - 640. AmericanAssociationfortheStudyofLiverDiseases, 2011.
 
 
Abstract
(English)
Multiligand receptor for advanced glycation end products (RAGE) is expressed in a wide variety of tissues, including the liver. Interactions with its ligands lead to cellular activation and thus prolonged inflammation and apoptosis. RAGE also exists in a soluble, truncated isoform called soluble RAGE, which has the same ligand-binding specificity as membrane-RAGE; acting as decoy, it can contribute to the removal/neutralization of circulating ligands and the resultant reduction of signaling pathway activation. Experimental and clinical studies have highlighted the idea that the RAGE-ligand axis is involved in the development of liver fibrosis, inflammation, and regeneration after a massive injury and in the setting of liver transplantation. The involvement of the RAGE-ligand axis in vascular disease, diabetes, cancer, and neurodegeneration is well established, but it still needs to be clarified in the setting of liver diseases. We present a review of the recent literature on this receptor in surgical and clinical settings involving the liver, and we highlight the open issues and possible directions of future research.
URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&dopt=Citation&list_uids=21438128
Subject Glycosylation End Products
Liver/metabolism/physiopathology


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