Date of Award
Life & Environmental Sciences
Advanced glycation end product (AGE) endogenous proliferation has been identified as a result of long term hyperglycemia associated with diabetes metillus. These products have been linked to various problems of aging and diabetes. This study used diabetic and non-diabetic rats. Each group received either the placebo, or the AGE inhibitor, aminoguanidine. The animals were then cognitively evaluated after eight weeks. I hypothesized that, diabetic rats receiving aminoguanidine would show reduced cognitive decline as compared with diabetic rats not receiving aminoguanidine. My observations support my hypothesis.
Gay, Nathanael, "The Effect of Advanced Glycation End Product Inhibition on the Development of Diabetic Encephalopathy in Rats" (2007). Life and Environmental Sciences Undergraduate Theses. 173.