Role of microRNA-520h in 20(R)-ginsenoside-Rg3-mediated angiosuppression

Ginsenoside-Rg3, the pharmacologically active component of red ginseng, has been found to inhibit tumor growth, invasion, metastasis, and angiogenesis in various cancer models. Previously, we found that 20(R)-ginsenoside-Rg3 (Rg3) could inhibit angiogenesis. Since microRNAs (miRNAs) have been shown to affect many biological processes, they might play an important role in ginsenoside-mediated angiomodulation. In this study, we examined the underlying mechanisms of Rg3-induced angiosuppression through modulating miRNA expression.