volume 73, issue 3, P235-244 2004
DOI: 10.5025/hansen.73.235
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Abstract: Thalidomide was developed in the 1950s as a sedative having only a low toxicity. However, McBride and Lenz reported in 1961 a close correlation between oral administration of thalidomide by pregnant women and a particular deformity (phocomelia) of their babies. In the 1990s, the biological activities of thalidomide were determined to include the control of tumor necrosis factor-alpha production and inhibition of angiogenesis. In 1994, Folkman et al. reported that thalidomide exhibited a strong inhibition of an…

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