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Aldose reductase (AR; EC 1.1.1.21) is an oxidoreductase that catalyzes the NADPH-dependent conversion of glucose to sorbitol, the first step of the polyol pathway. AR is of great interest due to its implication in the etiology of diabetic complications. In renal medullary cells, AR also plays an osmoregulatory role by accumulating sorbitol to maintain the(More)
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