Recent advances on triterpenes from ganoderma mushroom

Yueqin Zhou, Xiaotong Yang*, Qingyao Yang

*Corresponding author for this work

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This review addresses the most recent research advances on Ganoderma triterpenes in the past five years, including three major topics of structural characteristics, physiological activities, and production. Thirty-two newly found triterpenes are summarized and more triterpenes, which were found to exhibit anticancer, antivirus, antioxidation, hepatoprotection, and cholesterol synthesis inhibition bioactivities, are reported in this article. Furthermore, new physiological activities including immunomodulation action and quinone oxidoreductase (NAD(P)H) induction are also described. Additionally, research on liquid fermentation and the detection of triterpenes are covered. This article provides a comprehensive profile addressing the progress of Ganoderma triterpene research in the last half decade.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)259-273
Number of pages15
JournalFood Reviews International
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Bioactivity
  • Ganoderma
  • Liquid fermentation
  • Structure
  • Triterpenes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • General Chemical Engineering


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