Samuel Rahbar

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Enhanced formation and accumulation of advanced glycation endproducts (AGE's) have been proposed to play a major role in the pathogenesis of diabetic complications, aging, atherosclerosis, and Alzheimer disease leading to progressive and irreversible intermolecular protein crosslinkings. This process is accelerated in diabetes and has been postulated to(More)
Ligation of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) with their receptor (RAGE) plays an important role in the development of various diabetes complications, including atherosclerosis. Monocyte activation, adhesion, and migration are key events in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. Previous studies showed that AGEs and S100b, a specific RAGE ligand, could(More)
Accelerated formation of advanced glycation/lipoxidation and endproducts (AGEs/ALEs) has been implicated in the pathogenesis of various diabetic complications. Several natural and synthetic compounds have been proposed and tested as inhibitors of AGE/ALE formation. We have previously reported the therapeutic effects of several new AGE/ALE inhibitors on the(More)
Methylglyoxal (MGO) is a highly reactive dicarbonyl compound known to induce cellular injury and cytoxicity, including apoptosis in vascular cells. Vascular endothelial cell apoptosis has been implicated in the pathophysiology and progression of atherosclerosis. We investigated whether the advanced glycation end-product inhibitor LR-90 could prevent(More)
BACKGROUND Diabetic retinopathy is associated with accumulation of advanced glycation end products in the retinal microvasculature. LR-90 is an effective multistage inhibitor of advanced glycation with renoprotective and anti-inflammatory properties. AIM To explore the role of LR-90 in the progression of experimental diabetic retinopathy. METHODS(More)
Enhanced formation and accumulation of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) have been proposed to play a major role in the pathogenesis of diabetic complications, and atherosclerosis, leading to the development of a range of diabetic complications including nephropathy, retinopathy and neuropathy. Several potential drug candidates as AGE inhibitors have(More)
Enhanced formation and accumulation of advanced glycation endproducts (AGEs), have been implicated as a major pathogenesis process leading to diabetic complications, normal aging, atherosclerosis, and Alzheimer's Disease. Several potential drug candidates as AGE inhibitors have been reported recently. The aim of this study was to develop classes of novel(More)