Ginkgo biloba extract attenuates oxLDL-induced oxidative functional damages in endothelial cells.

@article{Ou2009GinkgoBE,
  title={Ginkgo biloba extract attenuates oxLDL-induced oxidative functional damages in endothelial cells.},
  author={H S Ou and Wen-Jane Lee and I-Te Lee and Tsan-hung Chiu and Kun-Ling Tsai and C Lin and Wayne H-H Sheu},
  journal={Journal of applied physiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={106 5},
  pages={1674-85}
}
Atherosclerosis is a chronic inflammatory process with increased oxidative stress in vascular endothelium. Ginkgo biloba extract (GbE), extracted from Ginkgo biloba leaves, has commonly been used as a therapeutic agent for cardiovascular and neurological disorders. The aim of this study was to investigate how GbE protects vascular endothelial cells against the proatherosclerotic stressor oxidized low-density lipoprotein (oxLDL) in vitro. Human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) were… CONTINUE READING