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According to articles I read, AGEs (advanced glycation end products) activate RAGEs (receptors for AGEs). This activation increases the ROS (reactive oxygen species) levels in the cells.

Reactive Oxygen Species-Regulated Signaling Pathways in Diabetic Nephropathy

Free radicals can cause damage in cells, which is definitely not good. What do you think, what is the role of RAGEs, which is more important than cellular damage?

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