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The protective effect of ginko bilboa leaves injection on the brain dopamine in the rat model of cerebral ischemia/reperfusion injury

J Gu, XR He, LP Chen


Background: Ginkgo Bilboa injection has had been clinically applied to restore the damaged cells and tissues due to the ischemia through improving the cerebral blood supply and decreasing the oxygen consumption.
ObjectiveAim: To evaluate the Ginkgo Bilboa injection's therapeutic role towards ischemia/ reperfusion (I/R) injury through determination of monoamine neurotransmitter dopamine (DA) in corpus striatum.
Methods: After the incomplete global cerebral ischemia and reperfusion models were prepared, rats were randomly assigned into four groups: sham-operated group, ischemia-reperfusion group, nimodipine injection group, and Ginkgo Biloba injection group. The cerebrospinal fluid in the rat brain striatum at different time points was collected with microdialysis, and the level of monoamine neurotransmitters dopamineDA was determined by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) with electrochemical detector (ECD).
Results: The dopamineDA content in cerebral ischemia model group was significantly higher than that in the sham-operated group (P<0.05) at the 30 min. However, the DA level in nimodipine injection group and Ginkgo Biloba injection group were lower than the model group (P<0.05). The dopamineDA level in Ginkgo Biloba injection group gradually decreased, and was significantly different from the model group (P<0.05).
Conclusion: Ginkgo Biloba injection can could significantly inhibit brain I/R injury, as demonstrated by prevention of excessive release of dopamineDA in striatum.

Key Words: MD-HPLC-ECD; Ginkgo Biloba injection; ischemia/reperfusion; dopamineDA
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