Journal Watch - Ultrafiltration Failure
Glucose Degradation Product (GDP) Disrupts Peritoneal Membrane Function
Growth of new, immature blood vessels on the peritoneal membrane is linked with ultrafiltration failure. Exposure to the GDP methylgyoxal (MGO) up-regulated both vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and suppressed platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) in vitro, potentially disrupting the balance of angiogenesis.
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