Lentinula edodes

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Related to Lentinula edodes: Lentinus edodes, Grifola frondosa, shiitake mushroom, Tricholoma matsutake

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).

Lentinula edodes,

n See lentinan.
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Taken together, extracts of both Lentinula edodes and Ganoderma lucidum exhibited significant antinociceptive properties, and can be considered for further studies towards isolation of relevant pharmacologically active components.
In vitro antioxidant activity and hepatoprotective effects of Lentinula edodes against paracetamol-induced hepatotoxicity.
Oral ingestion of Lentinula edodes mycelia extract inhibits B16 melanoma growth via mitigation of regulatory T cellmediated immunosuppression.
Effect of cereal brans on Lentinula edodes growth and enzyme activities during cultivation on forestry waste.
Colonizacao de serragens e producao de basidiocarpos em diferentes especies de eucalipto, pelo cogumelo comestivel Lentinula edodes (Berk.
Caracterizacao isoenzimatica e molecular de Lentinula edodes e avaliacao da producao em funcao da especie de eucalipto e clima.
Desenvolvimento micelial de Lentinula edodes como efeito da profundidade e suplementação do substrato.
Avaliação de isolados de Lentinula edodes (Berk) Pegler (shiitake) em diferentes substratos.
Aqueous extracts of Lentinula edodes can significantly suppress the proliferation of cancer cell line MCF-7 in vitro.
Productivity of agricultural residues used for the cultivation of medicinal fungus Lentinula edodes.