Influence of the extracts isolated from Ganoderma lucidum mushroom on some microorganisms

Anita Klaus, Miomir Niksic
2007 Zbornik Matice Srpske za Prirodne Nauke  
Ganoderma lucidum (Leyss.: Fr.) Karst, a mushroom-like fungus is one of the most famous traditional Chinese medicinal herbs. It received wide popularity as a healthy food and medicine in the Far East for more than 2000 years, because of its high medicinal value. One of very interesting aspects of G. lucidum's performance is antimicrobial effect due to the extracts derived from this mushroom, which contain bacteriolitic enzyme, lysozyme and acid protease. The effects of these extracts depend on
more » ... extracts depend on their composition, extraction mode and refining. Bioactive components isolated from several G. lucidum's strains showed different effects on the investigated microorganisms. In some cases, the influence was very intensive, with inhibitory or stimulating effect, while some of them did not show any influence on the investigated microorganisms.
doi:10.2298/zmspn0713219k fatcat:54pgdxwl7ne3pftkf4h4ic4tve