Berberine-induced mobilization of circulating endothelial progenitor cells improves human small artery elasticity

@article{Xu2008BerberineinducedMO,
  title={Berberine-induced mobilization of circulating endothelial progenitor cells improves human small artery elasticity},
  author={M-G Xu and J Wang and Long Chen and Yan Wang and Zhen Yang and Jianmei Tao},
  journal={Journal of Human Hypertension},
  year={2008},
  volume={22},
  pages={389-393}
}
Berberine (BR) has been proved to promote endothelial function. However, the exact mechanisms underlying the effect of BR on endothelial function are not completely clear. It has been demonstrated that endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) contribute to improvement of endothelial function and C2 small artery elasticity index is a surrogate parameter for the clinical evaluation of endothelial function. We hypothesized that BR-induced mobilization of circulating EPCs is associated with BR-related… CONTINUE READING