Potential applications of beta-elemene in anti-atherosclerosis and anti-restenosis. - GreenMedInfo Summary
[Potential applications of beta-elemene in anti-atherosclerosis and anti-restenosis].
Sheng Wu Yi Xue Gong Cheng Xue Za Zhi. 2013 Jun ;30(3):656-60. PMID: 23865337
It is well known that beta-elemene is a broadly effective antitumor drug. In recent years, many studies suggested that beta-elemene also has potential value in the treatment of atherosclerosis and restenosis. In this paper, the effect of beta-elemene in inhibition of angiogenesis, inhibition of thrombus formation, improvement of hemorheology, protection against oxidative injuries, anti-inflammation and suppression of restenosis after percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) are summarized and reviewed.