Lentinula edodes

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shiitake mushroom

Herbal medicine
A meaty medicinal mushroom that contains protein, B vitamins, cortinelin (an antibacterial) and lentinan—a polysaccharide complex that stimulates the immune system, and is thought to be responsible for shiitake’s anticarcinogeic properties. Shitake is used for hypertension and to stimulate the immune system in patients with AIDS, cancer and chronic fatigue syndrome.
Fringe oncology
Shiitake mushrooms have been used to treat cancer, using proprietary extracts (e.g., PSK and Lentinan).
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Lentinula edodes is the source of many therapeutic polysaccharide macromolecules among which the ones with proven pharmacological effects are lentinan, LEM and KS-2.
In contrast to this study, the purified laccase from the edible mushroom Lentinula edodes was inhibited in the presence of 1mM of most of the metal ions used in this work [67] (Nagai et al., 2002).
O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar os efeitos do teor inicial de nitrogenio (sulfato de amonia) e de um indutor de enzimas hidroliticas (bagaco de cana de acucar) na producao de xilanases e celulases utilizando tres isolados de Lentinula edodes (Berk.) Pegler como agente de transformacao.
Use of intersimple sequencerepeatsmarkers to develop strain - specific SCAR markers for Lentinula edodes. FEMS Microbiol.
Israilides C, Kletsas D, Arapoglou A, Philippoussis H, Pratsinis H, Ebringerova A, Hribalova V, Harding SE (2008) In vitro cytostatic and immunomodulatory properties of the medicinal mushroom Lentinula edodes. Phytomedicine 15: 512-519.
Brauer, D, Kimmons, T, Phillips M (2002) Effects of management on the yield and high-molecular-weight polysaccharide content of Shiitake (Lentinula edodes) Mushrooms.
Shiitake (Lentinula edodes) The Shiitake mushroom has been hailed for its water soluble polysaccharide, also known as Lentinan[R], which is an approved anti-cancer drug in Japan.
Authors elsewhere reported that the mycelial growth of other fungi such as Lentinula edodes (3), Pycnoporus sanguineus.