lentinan


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lentinan (lenˑ·t·nn),

n Latin names:
Lentinula edodes, Lentinus edodes; part used: fruiting body (mushroom); uses: immunomodulator, antibacterial, antiviral, cancer, high blood pressure; precautions: pregnancy and lactation, infants and children. Also called
forest mushroom, hua gu, pasania fungus, or
snake butter.
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Lentinan.

lentinan

a plant extract that is a potent stimulator of the reticuloendothelial system; used as an immunomodulator.
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In Japan, lentinan has been combined with chemotherapy to markedly increase the benefit of chemotherapy.
5) in other polymeric physical gelation have been reported, such as gelatin (5), Schizophyllan (67) and lentinan (65) in water, and syndiotactic poly(vinyl alcohol) in mixed solvent of DMSO/[H.
Lentinan (CAS 37339-90-5) Market Research Report 2013 presents comprehensive data on Lentinan markets globally and regionally (Europe, Asia, North America etc.
Three of the first mushroom nutriceuticals were the [beta]-glucans, krestin, lentinan and schizophyllan extracted from Coriolus versicolor, Lentinula (Lenunus) edodes and Schizophyllum commune, respectively (Reshetnikov et al.
5) Researchers at Teikyo University's Biotechnology Research Center in Kawasaki, Japan, showed that lentinan has anti-tumor properties, suppressing the formation and development of tumors.
Lentinan shows no direct inhibition of growth on tumor cell lines in vitro (Ooi 2000).
sME Chemotherapy Ovarian, non-small Lung Helixor[R]) or Cancer (Schierholz el Lentinan as Control) al.
Various immunostimulatory effects have also been attributed to polysaccharide-protein complexes such as PSK (krestin), PSP, lentinan and others.
Shiitake mushrooms can lower cholesterol and it also contains an immuneboosting antioxidant known as lentinan, which research shows may help fight off cancer tumours.