Glycan structures of ganoderans b and c, hypoglycemic glycans of ganoderma lucidum fruit bodies

Masashi Tomoda, Ryoko Gonda, Yoshimasa Kasahara, Hiroshi Hikino

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Two hypoglycemic principles, ganoderans B and C, isolated from the fruit bodies of Ganoderma lucidum were shown to be peptidoglycans with M,s of 7400 and 5800, respectively. Physico-chemical and chemical studies demonstrated that the backbone and side chains of ganoderan B contain D-glucopyranosyl β-1 → 3 and β-1 → 6 linkages while those of ganoderan C contain D-glucopyranosyl β-1 → 3 and β-1 → 6 linkages and a D-galactopyranosyl α-1 → 6 linkage.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2817-2820
Number of pages4
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes



  • Ganoderma lucidum
  • Polyporaceae
  • hypoglycemic activity.
  • peptidoglycans
  • structure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Plant Science
  • Horticulture

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