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Effects of extract of Ginkgo biloba with venlafaxine on brain injury in a rat model of depression.

  title={Effects of extract of Ginkgo biloba with venlafaxine on brain injury in a rat model of depression.},
  author={Xiao-song Qin and Kui-he Jin and Bao-kun Ding and S Xie and Hui-qing Ma},
  journal={Chinese medical journal},
  volume={118 5},
BACKGROUND Recent studies have indicated that chronic stress may give rise to brain damage, which is related to the genesis of depression. The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of extract of Ginkgo biloba (EGb) and venlafaxine on depression. METHODS Rats were treated with chronic and comprehensive stress to create a depression model. Immunohistochemistry was used to detect the expression of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) in the hippocampal CA3 neurons of rats… Expand
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