glycation


glycation
The nonenzymic reaction that forms a glycate.

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n.
the chemical linkage of glucose to a protein, to form a glycoprotein. Glycation of body proteins has been postulated as a cause of complications of diabetes mellitus. See advanced glycation end-products, glycosylated haemoglobin.

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gly·ca·tion (gli-kaґshən) a nonenzymatic form of glycosylation in which glucose is incorporated into a protein when the environment has a high concentration of glucose.

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