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What does glycosylation do?

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Dr. Stanley Schwartz
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In brief: Chemically attaches

Glucose molecule to proteins in the body usually affects normal function of protein it is attached to one of mechanisms of causing complications of diabetes when % of hemoglobin molecules in blood with glucose attached to it is measured [hga1c= glycosolated hemoglobin] it is used by patients and mds to estimate average blood sugar of 3 months.
Nml <5.7;pre-diabetes 5.7-6.4; diabetes 6.5& up.

In brief: Chemically attaches

Glucose molecule to proteins in the body usually affects normal function of protein it is attached to one of mechanisms of causing complications of diabetes when % of hemoglobin molecules in blood with glucose attached to it is measured [hga1c= glycosolated hemoglobin] it is used by patients and mds to estimate average blood sugar of 3 months.
Nml <5.7;pre-diabetes 5.7-6.4; diabetes 6.5& up.
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