ASIAN JOURNAL OF SURGERY, vol.33, no.4, pp.173-180, 2010 (SCI-Expanded)
OBJECTIVE: Obstructive jaundice develops after occlusion of the common bile duct. Direct hyperbilirubinaemia, which occurs secondary to the condition, causes various life-threatening pathologies. Cytoprotective effects of Ganoderma lucidum (GL) have previously been shown. In this study, the effects of GL on oxidative stress and oxidant DNA damage in experimental obstructive jaundice were evaluated.