Anticlastogenic effects of Ginkgo biloba extract (EGb 761) and some of its constituents in irradiated rats.

@article{AlaouiYoussefi1999AnticlastogenicEO,
  title={Anticlastogenic effects of Ginkgo biloba extract (EGb 761) and some of its constituents in irradiated rats.},
  author={A. Alaoui-Youssefi and I. Lamproglou and K. Drieu and I. Emerit},
  journal={Mutation research},
  year={1999},
  volume={445 1},
  pages={
          99-104
        }
}
In a previous study we reported that radiation-induced clastogenic factors (CF) are found in the plasma of Chernobyl accident recovery workers and that their chromosome damaging effects are inhibited by antioxidant treatment with a Ginkgo biloba extract (EGb761). In the present study, we induced CF in rats with a radiation dose of 4.5 Gy. The protective effects of the complete extract were compared to those obtained with the extract devoid of its terpene fraction (CP205), with isolated… Expand
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