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Journal of Wood Science

, Volume 51, Issue 2, pp 189–192 | Cite as

The effect of strain, growth stage, and cultivating condition of Ganoderma lucidum on 5α-reductase inhibition

  • Jie Liu
  • Rumi Fujita
  • Michiko Sato
  • Kuniyoshi Shimizu
  • Fumiko Konishi
  • Kiyoshi Noda
  • Shoichiro Kumamoto
  • Chie Ueda
  • Hisatoshi Tajiri
  • Shuhei Kaneko
  • Yoshitaro Suimi
  • Ryuichiro KondoEmail author
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Abstract

The inhibitory effects of 102 methanol extracts of 40 mycelia, 9 culture fluids, and 53 fruiting bodies of 40 strains of Ganoderma lucidum on 5α-reductase were investigated. The methanol extract of the fruiting body of each strain was found to show the strongest 5α-reductase inhibitory activity among the extracts tested.

Key words

5α-Reductase Ganoderma lucidum Antiandrogen activities Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) 

Copyright information

© The Japan Wood Research Society 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jie Liu
    • 1
  • Rumi Fujita
    • 1
  • Michiko Sato
    • 1
  • Kuniyoshi Shimizu
    • 1
  • Fumiko Konishi
    • 2
  • Kiyoshi Noda
    • 2
  • Shoichiro Kumamoto
    • 2
  • Chie Ueda
    • 3
  • Hisatoshi Tajiri
    • 3
  • Shuhei Kaneko
    • 4
  • Yoshitaro Suimi
    • 5
  • Ryuichiro Kondo
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Forest and Forest Products Science, Faculty of AgricultureKyushu UniversityFukuokaJapan
  2. 2.Chlorella Industry Co. Ltd.FukuokaJapan
  3. 3.Yamaya Conmunications Co. Ltd.FukuokaJapan
  4. 4.Fukuoka Prefecture Forest Research and Extension CenterFukuokaJapan
  5. 5.Bisoken and Co. Ltd.Oita871-0011Japan

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