Peroxyl radical scavenging activity of Ginkgo biloba extract EGb 761.

@article{Maitra1995PeroxylRS,
  title={Peroxyl radical scavenging activity of Ginkgo biloba extract EGb 761.},
  author={I Maitra and Lucia Marcocci and M T Droy-lefaix and Lester Packer},
  journal={Biochemical pharmacology},
  year={1995},
  volume={49 11},
  pages={1649-55}
}
Antioxidant mechanisms have been proposed to underlie the beneficial pharmacological effects of EGb 761, an extract from Ginkgo biloba leaves used for treating peripheral vascular diseases and cerebrovascular insufficiency in the elderly. In vitro evidence has been reported that EGb 761 scavenges various reactive oxygen species, i.e. nitric oxide, and the superoxide, hydroxyl, and oxoferryl radicals. However, the ability of EGb 761 to scavenge peroxyl radicals (reactive species mainly involved… CONTINUE READING