Philinopside E, a new sulfated saponin from sea cucumber, blocks the interaction between kinase insert domain-containing receptor (KDR) and alphavbeta3 integrin via binding to the extracellular domain of KDR.

Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) signaling pathway is essential for tumor angiogenesis and has long been recognized as a promising target for cancer therapy. Current view holds that physical interaction between alpha(v)beta(3) integrin and kinase insert domain-containing receptor (KDR) is important in regulating angiogenesis and tumor development… (More)