Studies on the anti-pulmonary tuberculosis of Inonotus obliquus

차가버섯의 항결핵 활성에 대한 연구

  • Song, Ho-Yeon (Department of Microbiology, College of Medicine, Soonchunhyang University) ;
  • Lee, Dae-Jin (Honeymush Agricultural Cooperative) ;
  • Lee, Byung-Eui (Department of Microbiology, College of Medicine, Soonchunhyang University)
  • Received : 2011.10.05
  • Accepted : 2011.10.25
  • Published : 2011.12.31


Inonotus obliquus is a traditional medicine mushroom that was developed from traditional medicine originating in ancient. It has been applied for cancer or immunotherapy, but its effect on pulmonary tuberculosis is not reported. Therefore, we measured the pulmonary tuberculosis therapeutic effect of methyl alcohol extract from MGIT 960 system with fluorescent indicator. Inonotus obliquus extract showed 14 day more inhibitory activity than the positive control. In addition, the anti-pulmonary tuberculosis activity of Inonotus obliquus was $50{\mu}m$. These results suggest that Inonotus obliquus methyl alcohol extracts could contribute to inhibition of pulmonary tuberculosis.


Immunotherapy;Medicinal mushroom;MGIT 960;Inonotus obliquus;Pulmonary tuberculosis