Triptolide, the major component of the diterpenoids of the Chinese herb Tripterygium wilfordii Hook f. (Celastraceae), inhibited vascular endothelial growth factor expression and secretion in endothelial cells treated by 12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol 13-acetate dose-dependently. This effect may be one of the mechanisms underlying the therapeutic effects of triptolide on rheumatoid arthritis.
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- Drug Discovery
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