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Mushrooms: a potential natural source of anti-inflammatory compounds for medical applications

Elsayed, Elsayed Ahmed and El Enshasy, Hesham Ali and Wadaan, Mohammad Ahmed M. and Abdul Aziz, Ramlan (2014) Mushrooms: a potential natural source of anti-inflammatory compounds for medical applications. Mediators of Inflammation . ISSN 0962-9351


Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/805841


For centuries, macrofungi have been used as food and medicine in different parts of the world. This is mainly attributed to their nutritional value as a potential source of carbohydrates, proteins, amino acids, and minerals. In addition, they also include many bioactive metabolites which make mushrooms and truffles common components in folk medicine, especially in Africa, the Middle East, China, and Japan. The reported medicinal effects of mushrooms include anti-inflammatory effects, with anti-inflammatory compounds of mushrooms comprising a highly diversified group in terms of their chemical structure. They include polysaccharides, terpenoids, phenolic compounds, and many other low molecular weight molecules. The aims of this review are to report the different types of bioactive metabolites and their relevant producers, as well as the different mechanisms of action of mushroom compounds as potent anti-inflammatory agents

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:agaricales, animals, anti-inflammatory, agents, cell line, fungi, humans, inflammation
Subjects:R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
ID Code:54208
Deposited By: Siti Nor Hashidah Zakaria
Deposited On:05 Apr 2016 06:59
Last Modified:03 Aug 2018 08:49

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