RAGE is a Potential Cause of Onset and Progression of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Asadipooya, K and Lankarani, K.B and Raj, R and Kalantarhormozi, M (2019) RAGE is a Potential Cause of Onset and Progression of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease. International Journal of Endocrinology, 2019. ISSN 16878337


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Objective. Fatty liver is a rising global health concern, significantly increasing the burden of health care cost. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has a correlation with metabolic syndrome and its complications. Method. We reviewed the literature regarding the mechanisms of developing NAFLD through AGE-RAGE signaling. Results. NAFLD, metabolic syndrome, and production of advanced glycation end-products (AGEs) share many common risk factors and appear to be connected. AGE induces production of the receptor for AGE (RAGE). AGE-RAGE interaction contributes to fat accumulation in the liver leading to inflammation, fibrosis, insulin resistance, and other complications of the fatty liver disease. The immune system, especially macrophages, has an important defense mechanism against RAGE pathway activities. Conclusion. Soluble form of RAGE (sRAGE) has the capability to reduce inflammation by blocking the interaction of AGE with RAGE. However, sRAGE has some limitations, and the best method of usage is probably autotransplantation of transfected stem cells or monocytes, as a precursor of macrophages and Kupffer cells, with a virus that carries sRAGE to alleviate the harmful effects of AGE-RAGE signaling in the settings of fatty liver disease.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WI Digestive System
Divisions: Research Center > The Persian Gulf Tropical Medicine Research Center
Depositing User: خدیجه شبانکاره
Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2021 10:08
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2021 10:08
URI: http://eprints.bpums.ac.ir/id/eprint/9256

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