Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are among the leading threats to human health. The advanced glycation end product (AGE) and receptor for AGE (RAGE) signaling pathway regulates the pathogenesis of CVDs, through its effects on arterial stiffness, atherosclerosis, mitochondrial dysfunction, oxidative stress, calcium homeostasis, and cytoskeletal function. Targeting the AGE/RAGE pathway is a potential therapeutic strategy for ameliorating CVDs. Vitamin D has several beneficial effects on the cardiovascular system. Experimental findings have shown that vitamin D regulates AGE/RAGE signaling and its downstream effects. This article provides a comprehensive review of the mechanistic insights into AGE/RAGE involvement in CVDs and the modulation of the AGE/RAGE signaling pathways by vitamin D.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Medicine
- Molecular Biology
- Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
- Cell Biology