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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283461/induction-of-mitochondrial-dependent-apoptosis-in-t24-cells-by-a-selenium-se-containing-polysaccharide-from-ginkgo-biloba-l-leaves
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Dong Chen, Shaopeng Sun, Dawei Cai, Guangqi Kong
In the present study, a selenium (Se)-containing polysaccharide (Se-GBLP) was isolated and purified from the leaves of Ginkgo biloba L. Se-GBLP was further evaluated for its antitumor activity against human bladder cancer T24 cells together with the possible mechanism of action. Our results showed that treatment of T24 cells with Se-GBLP (50, 100 and 200μg/ml) for 48h significantly inhibited cell viability and induced apoptosis in a dose- dependent manner. This Se-GBLP-induced apoptosis is associated with an increased protein expression of pro-apoptotic Bax, decreased expression of anti-apoptotic Bcl-2, loss of mitochondrial membrane potential, and cleavage of caspase-9, caspase-3 and PARP, suggesting that Se-GBLP-induced apoptosis occurs through the mitochondria-dependent pathway...
March 7, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265050/the-presumed-ginkgophyte-umaltolepis-has-seed-bearing-structures-resembling-those-of-peltaspermales-and-umkomasiales
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Fabiany Herrera, Gongle Shi, Niiden Ichinnorov, Masamichi Takahashi, Eugenia V Bugdaeva, Patrick S Herendeen, Peter R Crane
The origins of the five groups of living seed plants, including the single relictual species Ginkgo biloba, are poorly understood, in large part because of very imperfect knowledge of extinct seed plant diversity. Here we describe well-preserved material from the Early Cretaceous of Mongolia of the previously enigmatic Mesozoic seed plant reproductive structure Umaltolepis, which has been presumed to be a ginkgophyte. Abundant new material shows that Umaltolepis is a seed-bearing cupule that was borne on a stalk at the tip of a short shoot...
March 6, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243101/efficacy-and-safety-of-ginkgo-biloba-standardized-extract-in-the-treatment-of-vascular-cognitive-impairment-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial
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Vida Demarin, Vanja Bašić Kes, Zlatko Trkanjec, Mislav Budišić, Marija Bošnjak Pašić, Petra Črnac, Hrvoje Budinčević
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial was to determine the efficacy and safety of Ginkgo biloba extract in patients diagnosed with vascular cognitive impairment (VCI). METHODS: A total of 90 patients (aged 67.1±8.0 years; 59 women) were randomly allocated (1:1:1) to receive G. biloba 120 mg, G. biloba 60 mg, or placebo during a 6-month period. Assessment was made for efficacy indicators, including neuropsychological tests scores (Sandoz Clinical Assessment Geriatric Scale, Folstein Mini-Mental State Examination, Mattis Dementia Rating Scale, and Clinical Global Impression) and transcranial Doppler ultrasound findings...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241996/ginkgo-biloba-extract-alleviates-oxidative-stress-and-some-neurotransmitters-changes-induced-by-aluminum-chloride-in-rats
#4
Naglaa El-Shahat Mohamed, Ahmed E Abd El-Moneim
In the present study, twenty four adult male albino rats were classified into four groups. The control group received normal diet and water; the second group was treated daily with oral dose of Ginkgo biloba (200 mg/kg body weight [b.wt]) for 3 mo; the third group was treated daily with oral dose of aluminum chloride (10 mg/kg b.wt) for 3 mo; and the fourth group was treated with both Ginkgo biloba and aluminum chloride (200 and 10 mg/kg b.wt, respectively) using a stomach tube for 3 mo. The results showed that administration of AlCl3 to rats induced significant increase (P < 0...
March 2017: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213239/new-urea-modified-paper-substrate-for-enhanced-analytical-performance-of-negative-ion-mode-paper-spray-mass-spectrometry
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Jingjing Liu, Yan He, Shuo Chen, Ming Ma, Shouzuo Yao, Bo Chen
Electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (ESI-MS) analysis in the negative ion mode is adversely affected by ionization suppression caused by electrical discharge and the presence of salts. Paper spray mass spectrometry (PS-MS) also suffers from the above phenomenon, being built on principles similar to those of ESI. Herein, we report the use of a paper substrate modified by 1-[3-(trimethoxysilyl)propyl]urea to improve the sensitivity of quantitative PS-MS analysis in the negative ion mode. The obtained results demonstrated that the urea modified paper substrate can effectively bind anions and highly polar compounds in the sample solution, decreasing competitive ionization in the negative ion mode of PS-MS and significantly reducing the signal intensity of Cl(-) adducts...
May 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208828/ginkgolic-acid-c-17-1-derived-from-ginkgo-biloba-leaves-suppresses-constitutive-and-inducible-stat3-activation-through-induction-of-pten-and-shp-1-tyrosine-phosphatase
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Seung Ho Baek, Jong Hyun Lee, Chulwon Kim, Jeong-Hyeon Ko, Seung-Hee Ryu, Seok-Geun Lee, Woong Mo Yang, Jae-Young Um, Arunachalam Chinnathambi, Sulaiman Ali Alharbi, Gautam Sethi, Kwang Seok Ahn
Ginkgolic acid C 17:1 (GAC 17:1) extracted from Ginkgo biloba leaves, has been previously reported to exhibit diverse antitumor effect(s) through modulation of several molecular targets in tumor cells, however the detailed mechanism(s) of its actions still remains to be elucidated. Signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) is an oncogenic transcription factor that regulates various critical functions involved in progression of diverse hematological malignancies, including multiple myeloma, therefore attenuating STAT3 activation may have a potential in cancer therapy...
February 13, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204698/the-effects-of-bacillus-coagulans-fermented-and-non-fermented-ginkgo-biloba-on-abdominal-fat-deposition-and-meat-quality-of-peking-duck
#7
Xiaoyan Liu, Guanjun Cao, Jinglong Zhou, Xuan Yao, Binghu Fang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 16, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185127/egb761-ameliorates-neuronal-apoptosis-and-promotes-angiogenesis-in-experimental-intracerebral-hemorrhage-via-rsk1-gsk3%C3%AE-pathway
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Chao Pan, Na Liu, Ping Zhang, Qian Wu, Hong Deng, Feng Xu, Lifei Lian, Qiming Liang, Yang Hu, Suiqiang Zhu, Zhouping Tang
Neuronal apoptosis after intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) plays an essential role in neurological deterioration. Preclinical studies have shown that EGb761, an extract of Ginkgo biloba, is neuroprotective in some other neurological diseases with apoptosis. This study was conducted to investigate the potential neuroprotective effect of EGb761 on neuronal apoptosis in experimental ICH. A model of ICH was induced in C57BL/6 mice by injecting collagenase. EGb761 was administered for 21 days and neurologic behaviors were assessed at 1, 3, 7, 14, and 21 days after ICH...
February 9, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181206/ginkgo-biloba-special-extract-li-1370-improves-dual-task-walking-in-patients-with-mci-a-randomised-double-blind-placebo-controlled-exploratory-study
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Yves J Gschwind, Stephanie A Bridenbaugh, Sarah Reinhard, Urs Granacher, Andreas U Monsch, Reto W Kressig
BACKGROUND: In patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), gait instability, particularly in dual-task situations, has been associated with impaired executive function and an increased fall risk. Ginkgo biloba extract (GBE) could be an effective mean to improve gait stability. AIMS: This study investigated the effect of GBE on spatio-temporal gait parameters of MCI patients while walking under single and dual-task conditions. METHODS: Fifty patients aged 50-85 years with MCI and associated dual-task-related gait impairment participated in this randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, exploratory phase IV drug trial...
February 8, 2017: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177134/the-influence-of-combination-use-of-cyp450-inducers-on-the-pharmacokinetics-of-voriconazole-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
T-Y Li, W Liu, K Chen, S-Y Liang, F Liu
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVES: Voriconazole is a triazole antifungal agent and is extensively metabolized via cytochrome P450 (CYP450); therefore, special precautions need to be taken when co-administered with a known CYP450 inducer, which may lead to treatment failure. The influence of some CYP450 inducers on the pharmacokinetics of voriconazole has been described in previous studies, but a systematic review was lacking. In this study, we carried out a systematic review to assess the influence of CYP450 inducers on the pharmacokinetic (PK) parameters of voriconazole...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144968/adverse-event-due-to-a-likely-interaction-between-sodium-aescinate-and-ginkgo-biloba-extract-a-case-report
#11
H Ji, G Zhang, F Yue, X Zhou
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: Drug-induced nephrotoxicity is potentially lethal. When sodium aescinate is given to surgical inpatients to treat postoperative inflammation and oedema, adverse drug reactions and drug-drug interactions must be closely monitored. CASE DESCRIPTION: We report a case of a 58-year-old man with phalangeal fractures who suffered from acute kidney injury that was most likely induced by the drug interaction between sodium aescinate and ginkgo biloba extract due to the protein-binding and metabolic characteristics of these drugs...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143625/potential-benefits-of-phytochemicals-against-alzheimer-s-disease
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Emma L Wightman
Our current therapeutic drugs for Alzheimer's disease are predominantly derived from the alkaloid class of plant phytochemicals. These drugs, such as galantamine and rivastigmine, attenuate the decline in the cholinergic system but, as the alkaloids occupy the most dangerous end of the phytochemical spectrum (indeed they function as feeding deterrents and poisons to other organisms within the plant itself), they are often associated with unpleasant side effects. In addition, these cholinesterase inhibiting alkaloids target only one system in a disorder, which is typified by multifactorial deficits...
February 1, 2017: Proceedings of the Nutrition Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142119/ginkgolide-a-ameliorates-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-diseases-on-high-fat-diet-mice
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Hyeon-Soo Jeong, Kang-Hoon Kim, In-Seung Lee, Ji Young Park, Yumi Kim, Ki-Suk Kim, Hyeung-Jin Jang
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is one of the most common diseases worldwide and has continuously increased. NAFLD refers to a spectrum of diseases ranging from fatty liver to steatohepatitis, cirrhosis, and even to hepatocyte carcinoma. Excessive fatty acid enters the cell and the mitochondria undergo stress and unremoved ROS can trigger a form of cell apoptosis known as 'lipoapoptosis'. NASH arises from damaged liver hepatocytes due to lipotoxicity. NASH not only involves lipid accumulation and apoptosis but also inflammation...
April 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139297/exceptionally-high-percentage-of-ipp-synthesis-by-ginkgo-biloba-isph-is-mainly-due-to-phe-residue-in-the-active-site
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Bok-Kyu Shin, Mihyang Kim, Jaehong Han
(E)-4-Hydroxy-3-methylbut-2-enyl diphosphate (HMBPP) reductase (IspH, HDR or LytB) is an Fe/S enzyme catalyzing the reductive dehydroxylation of HMBPP to isopentenyl diphosphate (IPP) and dimethylallyl diphosphate (DMAPP) in the last step of methylerythritol phosphate (MEP) pathway. The MEP pathway is known to produce 4-6:1 ratio of IPP and DMAPP mixture by the last enzyme, IspH. Plant IspH in plastids follows same catalytic mechanism as others, but GbIspH (Ginkgo biloba IspH) was reported to produce a mixture of IPP and DMAPP in a ratio of 16:1...
April 2017: Phytochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115284/ginkgo-biloba-exocarp-extracts-induces-apoptosis-in-lewis-lung-cancer-cells-involving-mapk-signaling-pathways
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Chenjie Cao, Ya Su, Dongdong Han, Yanqi Gao, Menghua Zhang, Huasheng Chen, Aihua Xu
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: A fruit of Ginkgo biloba L. is known as Ginkgo nuts. It is an edible traditional Chinese medicine, and could be used for the treatment of cancer thousands of years ago in China. The extracts prepared from the exocarp of Ginkgo biloba (Ginkgo biloba exocarp extracts, GBEE) has the effects of anti-cancer, immune promotion, anti-aging and etc. AIM OF STUDY: To study the effects of GBEE inducing apoptosis in Lewis lung cancer (LLC) cells and the role of Mitogen-activated protein kinase(MAPK) signaling pathways in it...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103749/clinical-practice-with-anti-dementia-drugs-a-revised-third-consensus-statement-from-the-british-association-for-psychopharmacology
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John T O'Brien, Clive Holmes, Matthew Jones, Roy Jones, Gill Livingston, Ian McKeith, Peter Mittler, Peter Passmore, Craig Ritchie, Louise Robinson, Elizabeth L Sampson, John-Paul Taylor, Alan Thomas, Alistair Burns
The British Association for Psychopharmacology coordinated a meeting of experts to review and revise its previous 2011 guidelines for clinical practice with anti-dementia drugs. As before, levels of evidence were rated using accepted standards which were then translated into grades of recommendation A-D, with A having the strongest evidence base (from randomised controlled trials) and D the weakest (case studies or expert opinion). Current clinical diagnostic criteria for dementia have sufficient accuracy to be applied in clinical practice (B) and both structural (computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging) and functional (positron emission tomography and single photon emission computerised tomography) brain imaging can improve diagnostic accuracy in particular situations (B)...
February 2017: Journal of Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095510/screening-and-identifying-antioxidative-components-in-ginkgo-biloba-pollen-by-dpph-hplc-pad-coupled-with-hplc-esi-ms2
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Jiying Qiu, Xiangyan Chen, A I Netrusov, Qingxin Zhou, Danyang Guo, Xiaoyong Liu, Hailun He, Xue Xin, Yifen Wang, Leilei Chen
The Ginkgo biloba is one of ancient trees that exists from billions of years ago, its leaf and nut are used as herbs and foods in China, while so far its pollen does not have any application except pollination. In order to evaluate the antioxidant activity of Ginkgo biloba pollen, and rapidly screen its antioxidative components, the 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) scavenging ability, total flavonoid, total phenol, and proanthocyanidin of Ginkgo biloba pollen were determined and compared with those of Ginkgo biloba leaf and nut, and the off-line DPPH-HPLC-PAD and HPLC-ESI-MS2 were applied for screening and identifying the antioxidant flavonoids in Ginkgo biloba pollen...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069691/rapid-and-sensitive-determination-of-major-active-ingredients-and-toxic-components-in-ginkgobiloba-leaves-extract-egb-761-by-a-validated-uplc-ms-ms-method
#18
Yao Wang, Yuan Liu, Qi Wu, Xin Yao, Zongqi Cheng
An accurate, precise and sensitive ultra-performance liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometric (UPLC-MS-MS) method was developed for the determination of flavonoids, terpene lactones, together with ginkgolic acids in Ginkgo biloba leaves extract (EGb 761). This is the first report of the simultaneous analysis of major active ingredients and toxic components in EGb 761 using UPLC-MS-MS. This analysis afforded good linearity, precision, repeatability and accuracy. In addition, the content of those major bioactive components in EGb 761 prepared by different manufacturers of China was determined to establish the effectiveness of the method...
January 8, 2017: Journal of Chromatographic Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067784/sailuotong-prevents-hydrogen-peroxide-h%C3%A2-o%C3%A2-induced-injury-in-ea-hy926-cells
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Sai Wang Seto, Dennis Chang, Wai Man Ko, Xian Zhou, Hosen Kiat, Alan Bensoussan, Simon M Y Lee, Maggie P M Hoi, Genevieve Z Steiner, Jianxun Liu
Sailuotong (SLT) is a standardised three-herb formulation consisting of Panax ginseng, Ginkgo biloba, and Crocus sativus designed for the management of vascular dementia. While the latest clinical trials have demonstrated beneficial effects of SLT in vascular dementia, the underlying cellular mechanisms have not been fully explored. The aim of this study was to assess the ability and mechanisms of SLT to act against hydrogen peroxide (H₂O₂)-induced oxidative damage in cultured human vascular endothelial cells (EAhy926)...
January 5, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065956/lead-induced-morphometric-changes-in-the-kidneys-of-albino-rats-ameliorated-by-ginkgo-biloba-extract-egb-761
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Zaheer Amjad, Talat Yasmin, Irfan Ashraf, Khalida Perveen, Talat Mirza, Amir Ali Shoro
OBJECTIVE: To observe the effects of ginkgo biloba extract on lead-induced morphometric changes in the kidneys of albino rats. METHODS: This randomised controlled study was conducted at the Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi, from April 2009 to March 2010, and comprised male Wistar albino rats weighing between 150-180 gm who were randomly divided into three equal groups, A, B and C. These were further split into subgroups 1, 2, 3 and 4 according to the duration of the experiment (one, two, four and six weeks)...
January 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
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