Author(s): Huang SS, Zheng RL
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Abstract Rosmarinic acid (RA), a water-soluble polyphenolic compound with anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory activities, inhibited several important steps of angiogenesis including proliferation, migration, adhesion and tube formation of human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC) in a concentration-dependent manner. RA also reduced intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) level, H2O2-dependent VEGF expression and IL-8 release of endothelial cells. These findings suggested that the anti-angiogenic potential of RA might be related to its anti-oxidative activity, which further resulted in the inhibition of ROS-associated VEGF expression and IL-8 release.
This article was published in Cancer Lett
and referenced in Medicinal & Aromatic Plants