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Besides nutritional properties, mushrooms have attracted market attention because they are a potential source of bioactive compounds able to perform several functions in organisms with benefits for consumer health. In recent years Coriolus versicolor aroused interest among researchers because of the bioactive properties demonstrated.
Polysaccharopeptide (PSP) and polysaccharopeptide Krestin (PSK) have shown to be useful adjuncts to the therapy of cancer; these polysaccharides from C. versicolor have also shown prebiotic activity, stimulating the growth of probiotic bacteria. This review article highlights the health-promoting potential of several mushroom species with special emphasis on C. versicolor.

(1) Universidade Católica Portuguesa, CBQF - Centro de Biotecnologia e Química Fina – Laboratório Associado, Escola Superior de Biotecnologia, Rua Arquiteto Lobão Vital, Apartado 2511, 4202-401 Porto, Portugal

(2) Centro de Investigación en Recursos Naturales y Sustentabilidad (CIRENYS), Universidad Bernardo O’Higgins, Fábrica N∘ 1990, Segundo Piso, Santiago, Chile

(3) CEIL, Lúrio University, Marrere, Nampula, Mozambique

Journal of Food and Nutrition Research. Vol. 4, No. 12, 2016, pp 773-781

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This article provides an overview of the essential differences between the biomass and extract form of mushroom products. The article addresses the betagucan content of both forms as well as the three forms of enzyme activity found in biomass form; contributing to their role as “biological response modifiers”.

(1) Global Health and Tropical Medicine, Institute of Higyene and Tropical Medicine, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal.
(2) University of Coimbra, Portugal.
(3) Ministry of Education and Human Development, Maputo, Mozambique.
(4) University of Catania, Italy

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In this two page article, Professor Amin Karmali discusses the role of enzyme content in the biomass form of Ganoderma lucidum (Reishi) and potential use in histamine mediated allergic response ie. Hayfever. The article compares the enzyme content of an extracted form of Reishi when compared to the biomass form of Reishi when both forms are exposed (in vitro) to digestive enzymes.

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The attached is the English translation of the following 2008 Medline article: Akush Ginekol (Sofiia). 2008;47 Suppl 3:51-3. [Coriolus versicolor—innovation in prevention of oncogynecological diseases, especially HPV]. [Article in Bulgarian]
Bogdanova J.

Abstract: Coriolus-MRL is a nutrient adjuvant, which contains biomass of the fungus Coriolus versicolor and is studied to reverse early stages of cervical cancer and to reduce risk factors of reoccurring HPV virus. PMID:19449722
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The Role of Mushroom Nutrition as A Delivery Agent for Enzyme Therapy in Cancer Care?
Chemical and Biological Properties in Mushroom Nutrition

In this abstract, Professor Karmali examines the in vitro content of lacasse activity, protease activity, peroxidase activity and glycomylase activity (glycose-2-oxidase) of various mushrooms (Grifola frondosa, Ganoderma lucidium, Cordyceps sinensis and Coriolus versicolor ) per 500 mg tablet.