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[#2013-14] Reishi Aguirre-Moreno, Alma e...

An oligosaccharide fraction isolated from the mycelium of the Lingzhi or Reishi medicinal mushroom Ganoderma lucidum (GLOS) was separated by size-exclusion chromatography. The chemical structure of GLOS consists of a disaccharide repeating unit [-4-b-1-Galf(1-6)-O-(β-Glcp)−1-]n (n=3,4). In addition, this study was undertaken to determine the possible anticonvulsant and neuroprotective effects of GLOS (10–80 mg/kg) on kainic acid (KA)-induced seizures. The behavioral alterations and histopathology of hippocampal neurons were studied. Our results show that GLOS...
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BIORESEARCH UPDATE NEWS LETTER #1 Medici...

  Medicinal Mushrooms  For OPTIMUM HEALTH AND LONGEVITY  Ken Babal, C.N. We all know that vitamin and mineral supplements can augment diets by providing essential nutrients that ward off disease. Likewise, botanicals can help us stay well, and can be used medicinally. There is yet a third category that ranks high for cultivating optimum health and resistance to disease. This is the mushroom category. Mushrooms are members of the fungal family, sometimes referred to as the third kingdom. Being neither plant nor animal, they possess highly unique characteristics that...
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Reishi Mushrooms (Ganoderma lucidum)

Reishi Mushrooms (Ganoderma lucidum) Elixir of Immortality. Reishi Mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum), also known as “Ling Zhi” in China, “Mannen-take” in Japan and “Young Zhi” in Korea, is one of the most famous medicinal mushrooms in the world. Reishi has been prized as the “Mushroom of Immortality” for thousands of years. During the last two decades, researchers have found various bioactive constituents in Reishi which have a wide range of actions, including boosting immune function; anti-viral and anti-bacterial effects;...
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[#2011-12] Reishi Tze-chen Hsieh et al...

Lingzhi (LZ) is a medical mushroom also known as Ganoderma lucidum, which has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for more than 4,000 years and moreover, due to its presumed health benefits and apparent absence of side-effects it has also been widely consumed as a dietary supplement by cancer patients and by individuals diagnosed with various chronic diseases. The reported benefits of Ganoderma lucidum may be largely ascribed to its biologically active constituent polysaccha­rides and triterpenes known as ganoderic acids having structural similarity to steroid...
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[#2010-25] Reishi Shimojo, Yosuke et al ...

Ganoderma lucidum (G. lucidum), a traditional Chinese medicine, has been used for the treatment of various diseases including cancer and atherosclerosis. In this study, the positive effect of G. lucidum on metabolic syndrome was investigated in more detail by the use of 3T3-L1 pre-adipocyte cells. Treatment of 3T3-L1 cells with G. lucidum extract (GE) significantly promoted adipocyte differentiation and adiponectin production in a dose-dependent manner, as assessed by Oil-Red O staining, quantitative RT-PCR and ELISA. Treatment with GW9662, an inhibitor for peroxisome...
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[#2010-23] Reishi Ayudin, Seval et al. ...

Obstructive jaundice develops after occlusion of the common bile duct. Direct hyperbilirubinaemia, which occurs secondary to the condition, causes various life-threatening pathologies. Cytoprotective effects of Ganoderma lucidum (GL) have previously been shown. In this study, the effects of GL on oxidative stress and oxidant DNA damage in experimental obstructive jaundice were evaluated.