Neuroprotective effects of Ganoderma lucidum polysaccharides against traumatic spinal cord injury in rats

Gokce E. C., Kahveci R., Atanur O. M., Gurer B., Aksoy N., Gokce A., ...More

INJURY-INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF THE CARE OF THE INJURED, vol.46, no.11, pp.2146-2155, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Introduction: Ganoderma lucidum (G. lucidum) is a mushroom belonging to the polyporaceae family of Basidiomycota and has widely been used as a traditional medicine for thousands of years. G. lucidum has never been studied in traumatic spinal cord injury. The aim of this study is to investigate whether G. lucidum polysaccharides (GLPS) can protect the spinal cord after experimental spinal cord injury.