Polysaccharide krestin | definition of polysaccharide krestin by Medical dictionary
polysaccharide krestin (PSK) (pˈ·lē·saˑ·k·rīd kresˑ·tin),
n polysaccharide used in cancer treatment. PSK consists primarily of glucan with tightly bound protein extracted from the mushroom
Coriolus versicolor, (f. Basidiomycetes).
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Trametes contains polysaccharide krestin
(PSK) and polysaccharide peptide (PSP).
(PSK), a similar compound to PSP, was isolated from CM-101 strain of Coriolus versicolor significantly extended the 5-year survival rates of patients with different types of cancer in Japan (Go and Chung 1989; Mitomi et al.
Study Medication and Dosage: Polysaccharide krestin
(PSK) typically at 3 g/day for variable periods of time (months to years)