In situ characterization of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) in collagen and model extracellular matrix by solid state NMR

13 Apr 2018

Non-enzymatic glycation of extracellular matrix with (U-13C5)-Dribose- 5-phosphate (R5P), enables in situ 2D ssNMR identification of many deleterious protein modifications and crosslinks, including previously unreported oxalamido and hemiaminal (CH3- CH(OH)NHR) substructures. Changes in charged residue proportions and distribution may be as important as crosslinking in provoking and understanding harmful tissue changes.