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Gingko Biloba Clinical Studies
"Summary: We investigated the effect of the known antagonist of platelet-activating factor (PAF), ginkgolide B, on postischemic neuronal damage in the rat. Neuronal necroses were evaluated in the hippocampus 7 days after a 10-min forebrain ischemia. Preischemic application of ginkgolide B (50 mg/kg p.o.) significantly reduced neuronal damage. It is suggested that the antagonism of PAF is responsible for this beneficial effect of ginkgolide B."
[Oberpichler H, Sauer D, Rossberg C, Mennel HD, Krieglstein J. PAF antagonist ginkgolide B reduces postischemic neuronal damage in rat brain hippocampus. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 1990;10:133–5.]