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ABSTRACT: To investigate the inhibitory effects exercised by endostatin on the production of interleukin-6 (IL-6) and IL-8 by human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs).
(HUVECs were isolated and cultured in vitro with endostatin (treated group) or PBS (control group), and the supernatant was harvested from the primary culture medium daily for 9 consecutive days starting from the first day of culture, followed by centrifugation. IL-6 and IL-8 contents in the supernatant were measured using sandwich enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA).
IL-6 and IL-8 were detected in the supernatant of the control cell culture, and their amounts increased as the cell culture was prolonged, reaching the peak levels on day 6 (2 979.32+/-19.65 pg/ml and 6 018.87+/-56.74 pg/ml, respectively). In the treated group, however, the amounts of IL-6 and IL-8 were significantly lower than the control levels (P<0.01).
Endostatin can inhibit the growth and proliferation of endothelial cells, reducing their biological activities.
Di 1 jun yi da xue xue bao = Academic journal of the first medical college of PLA 01/2002; 22(1):54-6.