This issue publishes two interesting review articles in the field of medical glycation research.
The first review article written by Prof. Alejandro Gugliucci, Touro University California, USA, focuses on the pathogenic roles of AGE formation by exogenous fructose, especially in tissues where its concentrations are high, such as intestines and liver. This article gives you a hint of establishment of glycation research regarding fructose.
The second review article written by Prof. Xianhui Qin, Nanfang Hospital, Southern Medical University, China, demonstrates that the folic acid therapy should be considered for the prevention of cardiovascular disease in patients with chronic kidney disease. From the point of view that chronic kidney disease is a risk factor of development of cardiovascular disease, the benefit of folic acid to cardiovascular disease is important to ameliorate the poor prognosis of CKD patients.
I deeply thank their great contributions to the IMARS Highlights. The IMARS Highlights editors always look forward to submission of your articles, comments to any kinds of issues published in IMARS Highlights and other glycation-related issues in the field of food and medical sciences.
Reiko Inagi, PhD
Division of Chronic Kidney Disease Pathophysiology,
The University of Tokyo Graduate School of Medicine
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