Hepatoprotective Principles and Other Chemical Constituents from the Mycelium of Phellinus linteus.
Molecules. 2018 Jul 12 ;23(7). Epub 2018 Jul 12. PMID: 30002357
In the dimethylnitrosamine (DMN)-induced hepatic fibrosis Wistar rat model, the mycelium extract of(PLE) (20 mg/Kg) displayed significant protection against hepatic fibrosis. The present investigation characterized eleven new ionone derivatives, phellinulins D⁻N (⁻), from themycelium extract and the relative stereochemical structures were constructed according to the spectroscopic and spectrometric analytical results. Some purified compounds were examined for their inhibitory effects on activated rat hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) and several isolates did exhibit significant protection. The results indicated that the mycelium ofcould be explored as a hepatoprotective drug or healthy food candidate in the near future.