Abstract Title:

Preliminary evaluation of inhibition of matrix-metalloprotease MMP-2 and MMP-9 by Passiflora edulis and P foetida aqueous extracts.

Abstract Source:

Fitoterapia. 2003 Apr ;74(3):302-4. PMID: 12727500

Abstract Author(s):

L Puricelli, I Dell'Aica, L Sartor, S Garbisa, R Caniato

Article Affiliation:

L Puricelli


Fruit's decoctions of Passiflora edulis and P. foetida var. albiflora were evaluated for the inhibition of activity of gelatinase MMP-2 and MMP-9, two metallo-proteases involved in the tumour invasion, metastasis and angiogenesis. Both water extracts, at different concentrations, inhibited the enzymes.

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