Protective effect of Ganoderma (a mushroom with medicinal properties) against various liver injuries

Gao, Y, Gao, H, Chan, E, Tang, W, Li, X, Liang, J and Zhou, S 2005, 'Protective effect of Ganoderma (a mushroom with medicinal properties) against various liver injuries', Food Reviews International, vol. 21, no. 1, pp. 27-52.


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Title Protective effect of Ganoderma (a mushroom with medicinal properties) against various liver injuries
Author(s) Gao, Y
Gao, H
Chan, E
Tang, W
Li, X
Liang, J
Zhou, S
Year 2005
Journal name Food Reviews International
Volume number 21
Issue number 1
Start page 27
End page 52
Total pages 26
Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc.
Abstract The hepatoprotective activity of Ganoderma mushroom to protect the liver against injury, was analyzed. Ganoderma extracts which contain polysaccharides or triterpenoids, protected the liver against injury caused by toxic chemicals or Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) and lipopolysaccharides. The ethanolic extracts from G.lucidum and G.japonicum had protective effects on CCl 4-iduced liver injury, as indicated by the decreased serum GOT, and lactic dehydrogenase (LDH). It was also observed that G.lucidum polysaccharides have direct anti-HBV activity through inhibition of HBV DNA polymerase.
Subject Traditional Chinese Medicine and Treatments
Keyword(s) antioxidative
ganoderma
liver
polysaccharide
triterpenoid
DOI - identifier 10.1081/FRI-200040586
ISSN 8755-9129
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