Ginkgolides Chemical formula
Synonyms: Ginkgólidos.
Cyrillic synonym: Гинкголиды.

💊 Chemical information


Ginkgolides A, B, and C (BN-52020, BN-52021, and BN-52022 respectively) are isolated from Ginkgo biloba (Ginkgoaceae) (see above).

💊 Profile

Ginkgolides are terpenoid molecules isolated from Ginkgo biloba (above), with platelet-activating factor (PAF) antagonist properties. They have been investigated as BN-52063, a mixture of ginkgolides A (BN-52020), B (BN-52021), and C (BN52022), for asthma and other inflammatory and allergic disorders, and also in immune disorders such as endotoxic shock and graft rejection; ginkgolide B, which has the most potent PAF antagonist properties, has been tried alone in similar conditions. Other ginkgolides, including ginkgolide M (BN-52023) and ginkgolide J (BN-52024), have also been identified.
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Proprietary Preparations

Turk.: Bilokan; Seremaks; Tebokan.
Published May 08, 2019.