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Biology and the Maillard Reaction

Background

 

Glycation in micro-organisms

  • Glycation adducts in bacteria
  • The enzymatic defence against glycation in bacteria
  • The enzymatic defence against glycation in protozoans (malaria, trypanosoma and others)
  • Glycation and the enzymatic defence against glycation in nematodes (C. elegans and others), tapeworms and flukes

 

Glycation in plants

  • Glycation adducts in plants
  • The enzymatic defence against glycation in plants

 

Glycation in animals

  • Glycemic metabolism and glycation potential in mammals and birds

 

Glycation contribution to theories of ageing

  • Overview: theories of ageing
  • Glycation and telomere attrition theory
  • Glycation and the free radical theory of ageing
  • glycation and the wear-and-tear theory
  • Assessing the experimental evidence
- Drosophila melanogaster

- Caenorhabditid elegans

- Rodents

- Human studies

 

Drosopihla
Drosophila
Elegans
Elegans
plants
Plants
Rodents
Rodents
Ageing
Ageing