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Planta Med. 1998 Dec;64(8):686-95.

Natural products as angiogenesis inhibitors.

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  • 1Program for Collaborative Research in the Pharmaceutical Sciences, Department of Pharmacy, University of Regensburg, Germany.


Angiogenesis is a strictly controlled process in the healthy, adult human body. It is regulated by a variety of endogenous angiogenic and angiostatic factors. It is only switched on, e.g., during wound healing. Pathological angiogenesis occurs, for example, in cancer, chronic inflammation, or atherosclerosis. Angiogenesis inhibitors are able to interfere with various steps of angiogenesis, like basement destruction of blood vessels, proliferation and migration of endothelial cells, or the lumen formation. Among the known angiogenesis inhibitors compounds derived from natural sources, like flavonoids, sulphated carbohydrates, or triterpenoids are playing a prominent role.

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