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YEGENOGLU and COLLEAGUES, Department of Biology, Faculty of Art and Science, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey studied the antioxidant activities of Ganoderma lucidum and Funalia trogii.


The aim of the study was to investigate antioxidant activities of Ganoderma lucidum and Funalia trogii.


Ethanol and water crude extracts from G. lucidum and F. trogii were investigated for their antioxidant capacity in some different assays, namely, the 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) radical scavenging activity, metal chelating activity against ferrous ions, and plasma lipid peroxidation inhibitory. In addition, the amounts of total phenol, ascorbic acid, beta-carotene, and lycopene components in the extracts were determined.


Among the four mushroom extracts, G. lucidum water extract and G. lucidum ethanol extract showed the highest scavenging activity against DPPH radicals (50% inhibitory concentration [=0.055+/-0.001mg/mL). Total phenol was the major antioxidant component found in the mushroom extracts.


These results showed that G. lucidum may be used in pharmaceutical applications because of its effective antioxidant properties.


Yegenoglu H, Aslim B and Oke F. Comparison of antioxidant capacities of Ganoderma lucidum (Curtis) P. Karst and Funalia trogii (Berk.) Bondartsev & Singer by using different in vitro methods. Journal of Medicinal Food. 14(5):512-6. May 2011.

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