Triflavin, an Arg‐Gly‐Asp (RGD) containing peptide purified from Trimeresurus flavoviridis snake venom, inhibits human platelet aggregation by blocking fibrinogen binding to fibrinogen receptors associated with glycoprotein Ilb/IIIa complex. In this study, we show that triflavin (1‐30 μg/mouse) inhibits B16‐F10 melanoma cell‐induced lung colonization in C57BL/6 mice in a dose‐dependent manner. In vitro, triflavin dose‐dependently inhibits adhesion of B16‐F10 melanoma cells to extracellular matrices (ECMs; i.e., fibronectin, fibrinogen, vitronectin, and collagen type I). Triflavin is approximately 600‐800 times more potent than GRGDS at inhibiting cell adhesion. In addition, triflavin dose‐dependently inhibits B16‐F10 cell‐induced platelet aggregation. These results imply that the inhibitory effect of triflavin on the adhesion of tumor cells to ECMs (e.g., fibronectin, vitronectin and collagen type I) and/or tumor cell‐induced platelet aggregation may be partially responsible for its antimetastatic activity in C57BL/6 mice.
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|Japanese Journal of Cancer Research
|已發佈 - 8月 1992
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