Pigment epithelium-derived factor (PEDF) is a potent inhibitor of angiogenesis, suggesting that loss of this factor may be involved in angiogenic eye disease. Here, we show that PEDF inhibits angiotensin II-induced smooth muscle cell proliferation through its anti-oxidative properties. Our present study suggests that PEDF may play a protective role against atherosclerosis.
Keywords: Angiotensin II, atherosclerosis, oxidative stress, PEDF
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