Positive association between serum levels of advanced glycation end products and the soluble form of receptor for advanced glycation end products in nondiabetic subjects.

The advanced glycation end products (AGEs)-receptor for AGE (RAGE) axis is implicated in diabetic vascular complications. Administration of soluble form of RAGE (sRAGE) to mice has been shown to block the AGE-elicited tissue damage by acting as a decoy. These observations suggest that endogenous sRAGE may capture and eliminate circulating AGEs and decrease… (More)