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Studies from Department of Pharmaceutical Science Have Provided New Information about Angiogenesis


By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Drug Week -- New research on Angiogenesis is the subject of a report. According to news reporting originating in Fargo, North Dakota, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "Various epidemiological studies have demonstrated that vitamin D may play important roles in the pathogenesis and progression of cancer."

The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from the Department of Pharmaceutical Science, "Vitamin D is one of the most pivotal nutraceuticals whose active metabolite, calcitriol (1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D-3), possesses anti-proliferative, pro-apoptotic, and pro-differentiating capabilities. Accumulating evidence indicates that the potential benefits of using vitamin D in cancer are not only anti-cancer cell proliferation which is linked with its anti-inflammatory effects, including the suppression of prostaglandin metabolism and inhibition of NF-kappa B signaling, but also suppressing tumor metastasis and angiogenesis."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "Here, we present a systematic summary of the effects of vitamin D in the chemoprevention and chemotherapy of cancer, especially anti-metastatic and anti-angiogenic actions."

For more information on this research see: Vitamin D - Pivotal Nutraceutical in the Regulation of Cancer Metastasis and Angiogenesis. Current Medicinal Chemistry, 2013;20(33):4109-4120. Current Medicinal Chemistry can be contacted at: Bentham Science Publ Ltd, Executive Ste Y-2, PO Box 7917, Saif Zone, 1200 Br Sharjah, U Arab Emirates. (Bentham Science Publishers -; Current Medicinal Chemistry -

Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting J. Xu, NDSU, Dept. of Pharmaceut Sci, Fargo, ND 58105, United States. Additional authors for this research include W. Li, J.G. Ma, J.B. Liu, H.C. Sha, S. Zhou, F.F. Wang and Q.Y. Ma (see also Angiogenesis).

Keywords for this news article include: Fargo, Drugs, Cancer, Oncology, North Dakota, Angiogenesis, Chemotherapy, United States, North and Central America

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