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).

Lentinula edodes,

n See lentinan.
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Purification and characterization of an extracellular laccase from the edible mushroom Lentinula edodes and decolourization of chemically different dyes.
Fresh Lentinula edodes and Ganoderma lucidum mushrooms were collected from the National Mushroom Development and Extension Centre in Savar, Dhaka district, Bangladesh in December 2010.
Palabras claves: Lentinula edodes, shiitake, hongos comestibles, residuos agroindustriales.
Production of laccase and manganese peroxidase by Lentinula edodes on malt-containing by-product of the brewing process.
Esta innovacion fue de gran impulso para el cultivo del hongo Lentinula edodes en China y en el resto del mundo; desde su desarrollo el cultivo de Shiitake ha crecido mas de 20 veces en 15 anos desde 1987, y China se convirtio en el principal productor de este hongo, desplazando a Japon, desde ese entonces domina el mercado mundial (Chang y Miles, 1989).
Previously, schizophyllan from Schizophyllum commune, grifolan from Grifola frondosa, and lentinan from Lentinula edodes [9, 10, 11] have been comprehensively studied for their therapeutic properties.
8:30 EXTRACTS FROM GANODERMA LUCIDUM, TRAMETES VER-SICOLOR, GR1FOLA FRONDOSA, AND LENTINULA EDODES DECREASE XRE-MEDIATED TRANSCRIPTION INDUCED BY B[A]P**, Matthew D.
The objective of this research was to evaluate the effects of the initial nitrogen content on (ammonium sulfate) and on sugar cane bagasse, which hereby, acts as an inducer of hydrolytic enzymes to produce cellulases and xylanases, using three Lentinula edodes (Berk.