Ethyl ether fraction of Gastrodia elata Blume protects amyloid beta peptide-induced cell death.

@article{Kim2003EthylEF,
  title={Ethyl ether fraction of Gastrodia elata Blume protects amyloid beta peptide-induced cell death.},
  author={Hyeon-Ju Kim and Kwang-Deog Moon and Dong-Seok Lee and Sang-Han Lee},
  journal={Journal of ethnopharmacology},
  year={2003},
  volume={84 1},
  pages={95-8}
}
Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia in the elderly. Recently, it has been reported that Alzheimer's disease is associated with cell death in neuronal cells including the hippocampus. Amyloid beta-peptide stimulates neuronal cell death, but the underlying signaling pathways are poorly understood. In order to develop anti-dementia agents with potential therapeutic value, we examined the effect of the herbal compound Gastrodia elata Blume (GEB) on neuronal cell death induced… CONTINUE READING
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