Oxidative Damage to Carbohydrates

The endogenous Maillard reaction, that is, the formation of Maillard reaction products in vivo, commonly known as the glycation reaction, is recognized today as one of many non-enzymatic modifications of proteins that not only contribute to the aging of the body's proteins, but may also have an important regulatory role in both physiological responses and pathological processes 118 . A major outcome of the studies on glycation was the recognition that oxidative reactions, and by inference,...