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The Antiradical Properties of Ginkgo Biloba Extract

  • J. Pincemail
  • C. Deby
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The anti-radical properties of Ginkgo biloba extract have been determined on several in vitro models. The product is as effective as uric acid, an anti-radical agent known to entrap the hydroxyl and diphenylpicrylhydrazyl radicals. In addition, it inactivates the formation of radicals, such as adriamycyl, which escape uric acid activity. It also inhibits membrane lipid peroxidation and, owing to its anti-radical activity exerts a stimulant effect on the biosynthesis of prostanoids.


Lipid Peroxidation Electron Spin Resonance Uric Acid Hyaluronic Acid Fenton Reaction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Pincemail
    • 1
  • C. Deby
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Biochimie Appliquée, Unité de Biologie de l’OxygèneUniversité de LiègeLiègeBelgique

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