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Receptor for advanced glycation endproduct (RAGE)-mediated nuclear factor-kappaB activation in vasculitic neuropathy.

Binding of ligands to the receptor for advanced glycation endproducts (RAGE) results in activation of the proinflammatory transcription factor nuclear factor-kappaB (NF-kappaB) and subsequent expression of NF-kappaB-regulated cytokines. In order to determine whether engagement of RAGE contributes to the pathogenesis of vasculitic neuropathy, we studied the presence of the RAGE ligand N(epsilon)-(carboxymethyl)lysine ( CML), the receptor itself, NF-kappaB, and interleukin-6 (IL-6) in sural nerve biopsies of 12 patients with vasculitic neuropathies and 12 controls. In the patients, CML, RAGE, NF-kappaB, and IL-6 were localized in mononuclear cells, epineurial and endoneurial vessels and the perineurium. CML, RAGE, NF-kappaB, and IL-6 were expressed by CD4(+), CD8(+), and CD68(+) cells invading the nerves. Controls showed only weak staining. These data suggest that the RAGE pathway plays a critical proinflammatory role in vasculitic neuropathy.[1]

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  1. Receptor for advanced glycation endproduct (RAGE)-mediated nuclear factor-kappaB activation in vasculitic neuropathy. Haslbeck, K.M., Bierhaus, A., Erwin, S., Kirchner, A., Nawroth, P., Schlötzer, U., Neundörfer, B., Heuss, D. Muscle Nerve (2004) [Pubmed]
 
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