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Beta-carotene in prevention of cutaneous carcinogenesis.

Szmurlo A, Marczak M, Rudnicka L, Majewski S, Makiela B, Skiendzielewska A, Skopinska M, Kornhauser A, Jablonska S
DOI: 10.2340/0001555571528530


Beta-carotene, administered orally to mice, caused a decrease in angiogenesis evoked by HPV-transformed tumorigenic cell lines (SKv-t, HeLa). It did not affect angiogenesis induced by the non-tumorigenic SKv (not-t) cell line, and increased lymphocyte-induced immune angiogenesis. We suggest that the anti-cancerogenic effect of beta-carotene may be due, at least in part, to its inhibitory effect on formation of new blood vessels within the tumour mass.


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