Cordycepin inhibits vascular smooth muscle cell proliferation.

  title={Cordycepin inhibits vascular smooth muscle cell proliferation.},
  author={Woochul Chang and Soyeon Lim and Heesang Song and Byeong-Wook Song and Hye-Jung Kim and M. W. Cha and Jae Mo Sung and Tae Woong Kim and K. T. Hwang},
  journal={European journal of pharmacology},
  volume={597 1-3},
Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) is a common procedure for treating atherosclerosis, but its efficacy is limited because of the occurrence of restenosis within 3-6 months after angioplasty. Restenosis is induced by the remodeling of the vessel wall and/or the accumulation of cells and extracellular matrix (ECM) in the intimal layer. Therefore, the matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) system may be a potential therapeutic target for the treatment of restenosis or atherosclerosis… CONTINUE READING