Drug Metabolism Letters

Zhiyang Zhao
Cambridge, MA


Endothelial Cell-Based Methods for the Detection of Cyanobacterial Anti- Inflammatory and Wound-Healing Promoting Metabolites

Author(s): Christoph Wiesner, Jiri Kopecky, Maren Pflueger, Harald Hundsberger, Barbara Entler, Christoph Kleber, Josef Atzler, Pavel Hrouzek, Dalibor Stys, Alena Lukesova, Wolfgang Schuett, Rudolf Lucas.


Acute lung injury is accompanied by an increased endothelial chemokine production and adhesion molecule expression, which may result in an extensive neutrophil infiltration. Moreover, a destruction of the alveolar epithelium and capillary endothelium may result in permeability edema. As such, the search for novel anti-inflammatory substances, able to downregulate these parameters as well as the tissue damage holds therapeutic promise. We therefore describe here the use of human endothelial cell-based in vitro assays for the detection of anti-inflammatory and wound-healing metabolites from cyanobacteria.

Keywords: Nostoc, ARDS, endothelium, ICAM-1, Interleukin 8, wound-healing

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Article Details

Year: 2007
Page: [254 - 260]
Pages: 7
DOI: 10.2174/187231207783221385
Price: $58