Angewandte Chemie International Edition

Cover image for Vol. 54 Issue 50

Editor: Peter Gölitz, Deputy Editors: Neville Compton, Haymo Ross

Online ISSN: 1521-3773

Associated Title(s): Angewandte Chemie, Chemistry - A European Journal, Chemistry – An Asian Journal, ChemistryOpen, ChemPlusChem, Zeitschrift für Chemie

Cover Picture: Chemistry and Biology of Terpene Trilactones from Ginkgo Biloba (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 13/2004)

43_13/2004Terpene trilactones from the ginkgo tree (Ginkgo biloba) are at least partly responsible for the neuromodulatory effects of G. biloba extracts. The cover picture shows a young ginkgo tree, with its characteristic fan-shaped leaves, growing out of a human brain. Superimposed are the X-ray crystal structures of bilobalide and ginkgolide B. K. Strømgaard and K. Nakanishi discuss the current status of bilobalide and ginkgolides in their Review on page 1640 ff., with a particular focus on chemical and biological studies.

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