Polysaccharide of Ganoderma and Its Bioactivities

  • Jingsong Zhang
  • Yanfang Liu
  • Qingjiu Tang
  • Shuai Zhou
  • Jie Feng
  • Hongyu Chen
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 1181)


Ganoderma, named lingzhi in China, has been used for centuries as drug and nutraceutical to treat diseases. Based on our research and other literatures, the chapter summarizes the progress of preparation, structural features and properties, bioactivities of Ganoderma polysaccharides. The aim is to provide a comprehensive source of information for researchers and consumers of Ganoderma, so they can better understand Ganoderma polysaccharides and their biological activities. In addition, more clinical studies should be carried out to meet the criteria for new drug development, and more convincing scientific data should be provided. In addition, on the basis of a large number of studies on Ganoderma polysaccharides, we suggest that more clinical studies should be carried out so that Ganoderma can be better recognized and applied all over the world.


Ganoderma Lingzhi Polysaccharide Structure Bioactivity 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jingsong Zhang
    • 1
  • Yanfang Liu
    • 1
  • Qingjiu Tang
    • 1
  • Shuai Zhou
    • 1
  • Jie Feng
    • 1
  • Hongyu Chen
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Edible FungiShanghai Academy of Agricultural SciencesShanghaiChina

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