North American Journal of Medical Sciences

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2011  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 11  |  Page : 495--498

Triterpenoids from the spores of Ganoderma lucidum


Bingji Ma, Wei Ren, Yan Zhou, Jinchuan Ma, Yuan Ruan, Chun-Nan Wen 
 Department of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Agronomy College of Henan Agricultural University, Zhengzhou 450002, China

Correspondence Address:
Bingji Ma
Department of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Agronomy College of Henan Agricultural University, Zhengzhou 450002
China

Recently a series of triterpenoids were isolated from ganoderma spores and have drawn the attention of chemists and pharmacists. The aim of this review is to summarize the triterpenoids and their bioactivities of ganoderma spores. The chemical and biological literatures of ganoderma spores dealing with the structural analysis and bioactivity assay were selected. Triterpenoids isolated from ganoderma spores showed significantly anti-HIV-1 protease, anti-tumor, and anti-complement activities. Triterpenoids are the main active constituents of ganoderma spores and show various bioactivities for its medicinal use. In addition, biological activities of ganoderma spores still need further assessment before they can be accepted not only by the traditional Asian medicine community, but also by western science and medicine.


How to cite this article:
Ma B, Ren W, Zhou Y, Ma J, Ruan Y, Wen CN. Triterpenoids from the spores of Ganoderma lucidum.North Am J Med Sci 2011;3:495-498


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Ma B, Ren W, Zhou Y, Ma J, Ruan Y, Wen CN. Triterpenoids from the spores of Ganoderma lucidum. North Am J Med Sci [serial online] 2011 [cited 2019 Dec 11 ];3:495-498
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