• Biology
  • Published 2010

Preclinical studies on the use of medicinal mushroom Ganoderma lucidum as an adjuvant in radiotherapy of cancer

@inproceedings{Gopakumar2010PreclinicalSO,
  title={Preclinical studies on the use of medicinal mushroom Ganoderma lucidum as an adjuvant in radiotherapy of cancer},
  author={G. Gopakumar and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}rique Martin and Sinoj K Antony and T. Gottfried Pillai and Cherupally Krishnan Krishnan Nair},
  year={2010}
}
Our previous studies have demonstrated that an extract of Ganoderma lucidum occurring in South India possesses significant radioprotective property ex vivo. The present study describes the in vivo radioprotection of normal cells in tumour-bearing mice exposed to gamma radiation. Oral administration of G. lucidum extract (GLE) to tumour-bearing Swiss albino mice along with exposure to gamma radiation resulted in tumour regression. Single-cell gel electrophoresis (comet assay) on cells of normal… CONTINUE READING

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