Editorial comment to the November 2010 Number of IMARS Highlights
I am pleased to announce that a collection of review articles by leading investigators in the field of protein glycation research has been published online in a special issue of the journal Amino Acids. This is to launch a section of this journal now established for presentation of research results, reviews and commentaries on protein glycation and related topics. Glycation is the spontaneous, non-enzymatic reaction of protein with saccharides and saccharide derivatives. Although studied in the modern scientific era for over 100 years, its importance in the biology, medicine, food and nutrition, pharmacology and toxicology and technological processing is vital but remains intriguingly undisclosed. In this section of Amino Acids, research on glycation is a qualifier for publication. Glycation research now has a place to call home.
I am grateful to our associate editor Rosario Zamora and Paul Thornalley for sending their articles for this month’s issue of Highlights. I have also included an article by Koji Sode “the recipient of JMARS Young Investigator’s Award.
As always, of course, I look to invite feedback on any of the issues covered in IMARS Highlights and other glycation-related issues in the headlines. We want to hear from you. Please tell us what you think by emailing [email protected]
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