Journal of Aging Science

Journal of Aging Science
Open Access

ISSN: 2329-8847


Marcello Menapace

M&MS Consulting Ltd., Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, UK

  • Review   
    Blood Type Diets (BTD) and Aging: An Overview
    Author(s): Marcello Menapace*

    It has recently been proposed that glycans, being the third alphabet of life, interact intricately with endogenous biomolecules to modulate tolerance, immune and inflammatory responses. Specifically, food glycans could impact health and be a source of inflammation and age-related diseases. These special carbohydrates are present as glycoconjugates (glycoproteins or glycolipids) in and on the surface of all the cells (glycocalyx) of all organisms or are found in free form in biological fluids. Recent advances in glycobiology and glycochemistry have shown how glycans bind with naturally present human proteins (lectins), through protein-carbohydrate interactions (or PCI), but also how oligosaccharides can interact with other glycans, present throughout the human body (through carbohydrate-carbohydrate interactions, or CCI). Oligosaccharides present in food sources, which go beyond the de.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2329-8847.19.07.203

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