Isolation, purification, and immunological activities of a low-molecular-weight polysaccharide from the Lingzhi or Reishi medicinal mushroom Ganoderma lucidum (higher Basidiomycetes).

@article{Zhu2013IsolationPA,
  title={Isolation, purification, and immunological activities of a low-molecular-weight polysaccharide from the Lingzhi or Reishi medicinal mushroom Ganoderma lucidum (higher Basidiomycetes).},
  author={Lina Zhu and Xi Luo and Qingjiu Tang and Yan-Fang Liu and Shuai Zhou and Yan Yang and Jingsong Zhang},
  journal={International journal of medicinal mushrooms},
  year={2013},
  volume={15 4},
  pages={407-14}
}
To obtain a low-molecular-weight polysaccharide with immuno-enhancing activity, hot water extract of Ganoderma lucidum fruit bodies was separated by membrane ultrafiltration, anion exchange, and gel filtration chromatography, and the immunological activities of fractions were assessed on the basis of nitric oxide production by RAW 264.7 macrophages. A novel… CONTINUE READING