Flavonoids of Ginkgo biloba

  • Kunijiro Yoshitama


The leaves of Ginkgo biloba have been used from ancient times to protect books from blight by inserting them between pages. Because of this insecticidal use and its pharmacological usefulness, many reports of the chemical constituents in the plants have been published. These chemical investigations have led to the isolation and characterization of such unique compounds as biflavones and lactonic terpenes (ginkgolide and bilobalide).


Cell Suspension Culture Ginkgo Biloba Flavonol Glycoside Ginkgo Extract Flavonoid Constituent 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kunijiro Yoshitama
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  1. 1.Department of Biological Science, Faculty of ScienceKumamoto UniversityKumamoto 860Japan

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