Previously, we reported that the rabbit prothrombin fragment 2 (kringle 2 domain) has an anti-endothelial cell proliferative effect. In this report, we show that not only rabbit prothrombin fragment 2 but also human prothrombin fragment 1 and 2 have an inhibitory effect on bFGF-stimulated BCE cell growth. Human prothrombin fragment 1 and 2 obtained as proteolytic fragments of human prothrombin display potent inhibitory effects on bovine capillary endothelial cells with a half-maximal concentration (ED50) of approximately 100 nM and 120 nM, respectively. As rabbit prothrombin fragment 2, the human prothrombin fragment 1 and 2 also inhibit angiogenesis in the chorioallantoic membrane (CAM) of chick embryos.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|Publication status||Published - 1998 Nov 18|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This study was supported in part by the Korea Science and Engineering Foundation (KOSEF) through the Bioproducts Research Center at Yonsei University (98K3-0401-04-03-2) and a grant from KOSEF (project number 981-0508-042-2).
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology