Water-soluble polysaccharides of Ganoderma lucidum (W.Curt.:Fr.) P. Karst. (Aphyllophoromycetideae) alleviate the dose-limiting toxicities of irinotecan (CPT-11).

Hu, Z, Chen, X, Yang, X, Gao, Y and Zhou, S 2006, 'Water-soluble polysaccharides of Ganoderma lucidum (W.Curt.:Fr.) P. Karst. (Aphyllophoromycetideae) alleviate the dose-limiting toxicities of irinotecan (CPT-11).', International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms, vol. 8, no. 4, pp. 321-328.


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Title Water-soluble polysaccharides of Ganoderma lucidum (W.Curt.:Fr.) P. Karst. (Aphyllophoromycetideae) alleviate the dose-limiting toxicities of irinotecan (CPT-11).
Author(s) Hu, Z
Chen, X
Yang, X
Gao, Y
Zhou, S
Year 2006
Journal name International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms
Volume number 8
Issue number 4
Start page 321
End page 328
Total pages 8
Publisher Begell House Inc.
Abstract Ganoderma lucidum extracts attenuated cisplatin-induced nausea and vomiting in rats. The clinical use of irinotecan (CPT-11) is hindered by dose-limiting diarrhea and myelosuppression. This study aimed to investigate whether a combination of G. lucidum polysaccharides (25 mg/kg by gavage) modulated the toxicities of CPT-11 in rats. The rat toxicity model was constructed by treatment of CPT-11 at 60 mg/kg/day by intravenous injection. Incidence of acute and delayed-onset diarrhea, blood cell counts, and body weight were monitored throughout the study. Administration of CPT-11 and a control vehicle (sterile water) for four days to rats induced a significant decrease in neutrophils and lymphocytes counts, body weight loss, and severe acute and delayed-onset diarrhea. These toxicities were suppressed when CPT-11 was combined with G. lucidum polysaccharides. Further study is needed to explore the mechanisms for the protective effect of G. lucidum polysaccharides against CPT-11 toxicity.
Subject Traditional Chinese Medicine and Treatments
Copyright notice © 2006 by Begell House, Inc.
ISSN 1521-9437
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