Saikosaponin C induces endothelial cells growth, migration and capillary tube formation

Kou Gi Shyu, Shiow Chwen Tsai, Bao Wei Wang, Ya Chen Liu, Chun Chung Lee

研究成果: 雜誌貢獻文章同行評審

43 引文 斯高帕斯(Scopus)


Saikosaponin C is one of the saikosaponins that are consisted in a Chinese herb, Radix Bupleuri. Recently, saikosaponins have been reported to have properties of cell growth inhibition, inducing cancer cells differentiation and apoptosis. However, saikosaponin C had no correlation with cell growth inhibition. In this study, we investigated the role of saikosaponin C on the growth of endothelial cells and angiogenesis. We found that saikosaponin C yielded a potent effect on inducing human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) viability and growth. In addition to inducing endothelial cells growth, saikosaponin C also induced endothelial cells migration and capillary tube formation. The gene expression or activation of matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and the p42/p44 mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK, ERK) that correlated with endothelial cells growth, migration and angiogenesis were also induced by saikosaponin C. From these results, we suggest that saikosaponin C may have the potential for therapeutic angiogenesis but is not suitable for cancer therapy.
頁(從 - 到)813-826
期刊Life Sciences
出版狀態已發佈 - 12月 31 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 藥理


深入研究「Saikosaponin C induces endothelial cells growth, migration and capillary tube formation」主題。共同形成了獨特的指紋。