Tanshinone IIA inhibits angiotensin II-induced cell proliferation in rat cardiac fibroblasts.

Tanshinone IIA extracted from danshen, a popular medicinal herb used in traditional Chinese medicine, exhibits cardio-protective effects. However, the mechanism of its cardioprotective effect is not well established. The aims of this study were to examine whether tanshinone IIA may alter angiotensin II (Ang II)-induced cell proliferation and to identify the… (More)