IMMUNOPHARMACOLOGIC RESEARCHES OF GANODERMA POLYSACCHARIDES AND ITS SIGNIFICANCES
Lin Zhibin Department of Pharmacology
The immunopharmacologic researches of Ganoderma polysaccharides are reviewed in the present rep-ort. Tde results by using the multiple and syathetical resedrches demostrated that Ganoderma polysac-charides possessed the potentiatiag effect on immune function in normal mice and exerted the restora-tive effect on suppressed immune function in immunodeficient mice induced by immunosuppressive dr-ugs, antitumour drugs, stress and aging. The immunopotentiating and immunorestorative mechanisms ofGanoderma polysaccharides were analysed in vivo and in vitro test. On the basis of above-mentionedinvestigations, the principle of "Fuzheng Guben"(i.e.,strengthen body resistance and consolidate theconstitntion of patients) of Gonod erma polysaccharides was discussed.