Angelika Bierhaus8
Peter P Nawroth7
8Angelika Bierhaus
7Peter P Nawroth
3Martin Zeier
3Stephan Herzig
3Naila Rabbani
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This study establishes a mechanism for metabolic hyperalgesia based on the glycolytic metabolite methylglyoxal. We found that concentrations of plasma methylglyoxal above 600 nM discriminate between diabetes-affected individuals with pain and those without pain. Methylglyoxal depolarizes sensory neurons and induces post-translational modifications of the(More)
  • Andreas Schlotterer, Georgi Kukudov, Farastuk Bozorgmehr, Harald Hutter, Xueliang Du, Dimitrios Oikonomou +15 others
  • 2009
OBJECTIVE Establishing Caenorhabditis elegans as a model for glucose toxicity-mediated life span reduction. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS C. elegans were maintained to achieve glucose concentrations resembling the hyperglycemic conditions in diabetic patients. The effects of high glucose on life span, glyoxalase-1 activity, advanced glycation end products(More)
Acute brain lesions induce profound alterations of the peripheral immune response comprising the opposing phenomena of early immune activation and subsequent immunosuppression. The mechanisms underlying this brain-immune signaling are largely unknown. We used animal models for experimental brain ischemia as a paradigm of acute brain lesions and additionally(More)
  • Carmel M. McVicar, Micheal Ward, Liza M. Colhoun, Jasenka Guduric-Fuchs, Angelika Bierhaus, Thomas Fleming +5 others
  • 2015
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS The receptor for AGEs (RAGE) is linked to proinflammatory pathology in a range of tissues. The objective of this study was to assess the potential modulatory role of RAGE in diabetic retinopathy. METHODS Diabetes was induced in wild-type (WT) and Rage (-/-) mice (also known as Ager (-/-) mice) using streptozotocin while non-diabetic(More)
  • David A. Andersson, Clive Gentry, Emily Light, Nisha Vastani, Julie Vallortigara, Angelika Bierhaus +2 others
  • 2013
Diabetic neuropathy is a severe complication of long-standing diabetes and one of the major etiologies of neuropathic pain. Diabetes is associated with an increased formation of reactive oxygen species and the electrophilic dicarbonyl compound methylglyoxal (MG). Here we show that MG stimulates heterologously expressed TRPA1 in CHO cells and natively(More)
Glyoxal and methylglyoxal are reactive dicarbonyl metabolites formed and metabolized in physiological systems. Increased exposure to these dicarbonyls is linked to mutagenesis and cytotoxicity and enhanced dicarbonyl metabolism by overexpression of glyoxalase 1 is linked to tumour multidrug resistance in cancer chemotherapy. We report herein that glycation(More)
INTRODUCTION The role of reactive carbonyl species, such as methylglyoxal (MG), has been overlooked within the context of the sepsis syndrome. The aims of this study were to assess the impact of MG formation in different inflammatory settings and to evaluate its use for early diagnosis as well as prognosis of the sepsis syndrome. METHODS In total, 120(More)
Psychosocial stress has been shown to be a contributing factor in the development of atherosclerosis. Although the underlying mechanisms have not been elucidated entirely, it has been shown previously that the transcription factor nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) is an important component of stress-activated signaling pathway. In this study, we aimed to decipher(More)
Objective. Glyoxalase-1 is an enzyme detoxifying methylglyoxal (MG). MG is a potent precursor of advanced glycation endproducts which are regarded to be a key player in micro- and macrovascular damage. Yet, the role of Glo1 in atherosclerosis remains unclear. In this study, the effect of Glo1 on mouse metabolism and atherosclerosis is evaluated. Methods.(More)
UNLABELLED Hyperglycemia is common in patients with acute stroke, even in those without preexisting diabetes, and denotes a bad outcome. However, the mechanisms underlying the detrimental effects of hyperglycemia are largely unclear. In a mouse model of ischemic stroke, we found that hyperglycemia increased the infarct volume and decreased the number of(More)