The hepatic protective mechanism of Ginkgo biloba extract in rats with obstructive jaundice.

  title={The hepatic protective mechanism of Ginkgo biloba extract in rats with obstructive jaundice.},
  author={Ming-zhe Weng and Xian-Ping Zhou and Jianguang Jia and Jing Ding and Cui-fu Fang and Yi-yu Qin and Shao-fu Tao and Long-hua Rao and Ji-yu Li and Zhiwei Quan},
  journal={Bosnian journal of basic medical sciences},
  volume={11 4},
The objective of our study was to examine the hepatic protective mechanism of Ginkgo biloba extract (GBE) in rats with obstructive jaundice (OJ). Twenty rats underwent bile duct ligation and received daily intraperitoneal injections of either control saline or Ginkgo biloba extract for 14 days. Ten sham-operated rats had their bile duct exposed but not ligated or sectioned. Serum alanine transaminase (ALT) was analyzed for liver function tests and liver damage was further assessed by histologic… Expand
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