Increased osteoclastic bone resorption plays a central role in the pathogenesis of many bone diseases. Ganoderma lucidum is known for medicinal effects such as anti-inflammatory and anti-bone resorption activities. In this study, we investigated the inhibitory effects of ganoderic acids isolated from G. lucidum on osteoclastic differentiation using RAW264 cells in vitro. A carbonyl in C7 is essential to elicit the inhibition of osteoclast differentiation.
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