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Influence of capsicum extract and capsaicin on endothelial health.

  title={Influence of capsicum extract and capsaicin on endothelial health.},
  author={Linda Chularojmontri and Maneewan Suwatronnakorn and Suvara K Wattanapitayakul},
  journal={Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet},
  volume={93 Suppl 2},
OBJECTIVE To examine the effect of Capsicum spp extract (CEX) and capsaicin (CAP) on endothelial nitric oxide release and protection against lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced cellular apoptosis. MATERIAL AND METHOD Human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC) were isolated from newborn cords. Evaluation of cytotoxicity was performed by MTT assay. Endothelial nitric oxide (NO) production was evaluated by Griess reaction. Alteration in eNOS expression was detected by westernblot analysis. To… 

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