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Fermented Ginseng with Bifidobacterium Inhibits Angiogenesis of Human Umbilical Endothelial Cells in vitro and in vivo

  • Ko, Yu-Jin ;
  • Park, Seung-Hee ;
  • Park, Byung-Chul ;
  • Lee, Yong-Hwa ;
  • Kim, Jung-Ae
  • Published : 2007.06.30

Abstract

Ginseng is a widely-used alternative medicine for the treatment of cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases. Active components of P. ginseng, absorbed through gastrointestinal tract are the fermented ginsenosides by intestinal microorganisms. In the present study, we investigated the inhibitory effects of fermented ginseng with bifidobacterium (FGb) on the angiogenesis by analyzing in vitro tube formation and invasion assay using human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs), and in vivo angiogenesis using chick chorioallantoic membrane (CAM) assay. Treatment with FGb inhibited tube-like structure formation in a concentration-dependent manner. In addition, FGb significantly suppressed HUVEC invasion through Matrigel. Moreover, FGb dosedependently inhibited VEGF-induced angiogenesis in a CAM assay. These results suggest that FGb is a valuable anti-angiogenic remedy.

Keywords

Fermenta ginseng;Angiogenesis;Tube formation;Migration;Chick chorioallantoic membrane

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