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  • noun The nonenzymatic covalent bonding of a sugar molecule to another molecule, especially a protein.

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  • noun biochemistry non-enzymatic reaction of a sugar and an amine group of a protein to form a glycoprotein

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Examples

  • Also, the term glycation is a misnomer, because a lot of the protein damage blamed on sugar actually comes from lipids.

    Nutrition & Metabolism meeting | The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D.

  • A critical enzyme involved in protection against glycation is "Glyoxalase 1."

    April 1st, 2007

  • There's something called glycation, which is part of the new book.

    CNN Transcript Nov 19, 2007

  • Add potential toxicity and an evil accelerated aging process called glycation to the list of potential bad things that artificial sweeteners do.

    Six Weeks to Sleeveless and Sexy

  • These compounds are formed as the result of the addition of sugar to protein, a process called glycation, in the absence of water.

    A Baby at Last!

  • When the body has too much circulating sugar—which is almost always a result of eating too many rapidly absorbed sugars from overly refined carbohydrates—the resulting excess glucose molecules will eventually start sticking to proteins, in a process called glycation.

    The Source

  • When the body has too much circulating sugar—which is almost always a result of eating too many rapidly absorbed sugars from overly refined carbohydrates—the resulting excess glucose molecules will eventually start sticking to proteins, in a process called glycation.

    The Source

  • In addition, another aging process caused by sugar, called glycation, results in an ugly type of protein breakdown occurring in the skin and throughout the body.

    The Truth About Beauty

  • In addition, another aging process caused by sugar, called glycation, results in an ugly type of protein breakdown occurring in the skin and throughout the body.

    The Truth About Beauty

  • In a process called glycation, sugar attacks collagen and elastin, both key proteins that make your skin look young.

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