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Category: Angiogenesis

To test the anti-angiogenic potential of an NCE/compound in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC) in vitro.



Human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC)


15-well µ-Slide Angiogenesis (Ibidi GmbH, Germany)

Angiogenic inducers and positive control

Inducers: incl. angiogenin and VEGF;
Positive control: sulforaphane.


ImageJ or Wimasis (Khoo et al., 2011)

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Human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs)

Assessment of anti-angiogenic properties of sulforaphane after an induction of angiogenesis using angiogenic and VEGF


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