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New Complementary and Alternative Medicine Study Results Reported from K. Misra et al [Lingzhi or Reishi Medicinal Mushroom, Ganoderma lucidum...

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11-10-17

New Complementary and Alternative Medicine Study Results Reported from K. Misra et al [Lingzhi or Reishi Medicinal Mushroom, Ganoderma lucidum (Agaricomycetes), Inhibits Candida Biofilms: A Metabolomic Approach]

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Health & Medicine Week -- Research findings on Health and Medicine - Complementary and Alternative Medicine are discussed in a new report. According to news reporting out of Delhi, India, by NewsRx editors, research stated, "This article presents a comparative gas chromatography (GC)-mass spectrometry (MS)-based metabolomic analysis of mycelia and fruiting bodies of the medicinal mushroom Ganoderma lucidum. Three aqueous extracts-mycelia, fruiting bodies, and a mixture of them-and their sequential fractions (methanolic and ethyl acetate), prepared using an accelerated solvent extractor, were characterized by GC-MS to determine volatile organic compounds and by high-performance thin-layer chromatography to quantify ascorbic acid, a potent antioxidant."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research, "In addition, these extracts and fractions were assessed against Candida albicans and C. glabrata biofilms via the XTT reduction assay, and their antioxidant potential was evaluated. Application of chemometrics (hierarchical cluster analysis and principal component analysis) to GC data revealed variability in volatile organic compound profiles among G. lucidum extracts and fractions. The mycelial aqueous extract demonstrated higher anti-Candida activity and ascorbic acid content among all the extracts and fractions."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Thus, this study illustrates the preventive effect of G. lucidum against C. albicans and C. glabrata biofilms along with its nutritional value."

For more information on this research see: Lingzhi or Reishi Medicinal Mushroom, Ganoderma lucidum (Agaricomycetes), Inhibits Candida Biofilms: A Metabolomic Approach. International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms, 2017;19(8):685-696. International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms can be contacted at: Begell House Inc, 50 North St, Danbury, CT 06810, USA (see also Health and Medicine - Complementary and Alternative Medicine).

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting K. Misra, Def Inst Physiol & Allied Sci, Delhi, India. Additional authors for this research include P. Gupta, N. Kumar, J. Mishra, A. Kumar, Rakhee and A. Bhardwaj.

The direct object identifier (DOI) for that additional information is: https://doi.org/10.1615/IntJMedMushrooms.2017021225. This DOI is a link to an online electronic document that is either free or for purchase, and can be your direct source for a journal article and its citation.

Keywords for this news article include: Delhi, India, Asia, Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Health and Medicine.

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