CiteWeb id: 19880000145

CiteWeb score: 3169

DOI: 10.1056/NEJM198805193182007

IN this seminar we review recent studies suggesting that the central pathologic features of diabetic complications are caused by the hyperglycemia-accelerated formation of nonenzymatic advanced glycosylation end products in tissue. We will emphasize new research findings with important clinical implications, since older information is available in previously published reviews.1 , 2 Other biochemical mechanisms by which hyperglycemia may contribute to the development of diabetic complications are not discussed here, since they are comprehensively reviewed elsewhere.3 4 5 6 7 8 Differences between Early and Advanced Glycosylation Products The central pathophysiologic features of diabetic vascular complications are an abnormal leakage of proteins from the circulation and a progressive . . .