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2020 Jul 30

J Anesth

Lidocaine inhibits vascular endothelial growth factor-A-induced angiogenesis.


Suzuki S, Mori A, Fukui A, Ema Y, Nishiwaki K
J Anesth. 2020 Jul 30.
PMID: 32734387.


Angiogenesis is closely related to the pathophysiology of diseases such as cancer or ischemia. Here, we investigated the effect of lidocaine at clinically effective blood concentrations on vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGF-A)-induced angiogenesis. In addition, we aimed to clarify the mechanisms by which lidocaine could inhibit angiogenesis.