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Pigment Epithelium-Derived Factor (PEDF) Prevents Advanced Glycation End Products (AGEs)-Elicited Endothelial Nitric Oxide Synthase (eNOS) Reduction Through Its Anti-Oxidative Properties

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PEDF is an effective inhibitor of angiogenesis in the eye with neuronal differentiating activity. Here, we show that PEDF prevents the AGEs-elicited eNOS reduction through its anti-oxidative properties. Our present study suggests that PEDF may also play a protective role against atherosclerosis.

Keywords: AGEs; PEDF; eNOS; oxidative stress; peroxynitrite

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: August 1, 2007

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  • Protein & Peptide Letters publishes short papers in all important aspects of protein and peptide research, including structural studies, recombinant expression, function, synthesis, enzymology, immunology, molecular modeling, drug design etc. Manuscripts must have a significant element of novelty, timeliness and urgency that merit rapid publication. Reports of crystallisation, and preliminary structure determinations of biologically important proteins are acceptable. Purely theoretical papers are also acceptable provided they provide new insight into the principles of protein/peptide structure and function.

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