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Aging and Disease    2017, Vol. 8 Issue (6) : 812-826     DOI: 10.14336/AD.2017.0615
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Advances in the Studies of Ginkgo Biloba Leaves Extract on Aging-Related Diseases
Wei Zuo1,Feng Yan2,3,Bo Zhang1,Jiantao Li1,Dan Mei1,*
1Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China
2Cerebrovascular Diseases Research Institute, Xuanwu Hospital of Capital Medical University, Beijing, China
3Department of Neurobiology, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China
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Abstract  

The prevalence of degenerative disorders in public health has promoted in-depth investigations of the underlying pathogenesis and the development of new treatment drugs. Ginkgo biloba leaves extract (EGb) is obtained from Ginkgo biloba leaves and has been used for thousands of years. In recent decades, both basic and clinical studies have established the effects of EGb. It is widely used in various degenerative diseases such as cerebrovascular disease, Alzheimer’s disease, macroangiopathy and more. Here, we reviewed several pharmacological mechanisms of EGb, including its antioxidant properties, prevention of mitochondrial dysfunctions, and effect on apoptosis. We also described some clinical applications of EGb, such as its effect on neuro and cardiovascular protection, and anticancer properties. The above biological functions of EGb are mainly focused on aging-related disorders, but its effect on other diseases remains unclear. Thus, through this review, we aim to encourage further studies on EGb and discover more potential applications

Keywords Ginkgo biloba leaves extract      degenerative disorders      antioxidant      neuron protection      anticancer      cardiovascular     
Corresponding Authors: Dan Mei   
Issue Date: 01 December 2017
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Wei Zuo,Feng Yan,Bo Zhang, et al. Advances in the Studies of Ginkgo Biloba Leaves Extract on Aging-Related Diseases[J]. A&D, 2017, 8(6): 812-826.
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