Caicheng Wang, Weiwei Zhang, Jack Ho Wong, Tzibun Ng, Xiujuan Ye.Diversity of potentially exploitable pharmacological activities of the highly prized edible medicinal fungus Antrodia camphorata [J]Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

  发布时间: 2019-08-30   信息员:   


Antrodia camphorata, also known as A. cinnamomea, is a precious medicinal basidiomycete fungus endemic to Taiwan. This article summarizes the recent advances in research on the multifarious pharmacological effects of A. camphorata. The mushroom exhibits anticancer activity toward a large variety of cancers including breast, cervical, ovarian, prostate, bladder, colorectal, pancreatic, liver, and lung cancers; melanoma; leukemia; lymphoma; neuroblastoma; and glioblastoma. Other activities encompass antiinflammatory, antiatopic dermatitis, anticachexia, immunoregulatory, antiobesity, antidiabetic, antihyperlipidemic, antiatherosclerotic, antihypertensive, antiplatelet, antioxidative, antiphotodamaging, hepatoprotective, renoprotective, neuroprotective, testis protecting, antiasthmatic, osteogenic, osteoprotective, antiviral, antibacterial, and wound healing activities. This review aims to provide a reference for further development and utilization of this highly prized mushroom.



Antrodia camphorata   Anticancer  Antiinflammatory  Antileukemia  Hepatoprotective  Neuroprotective 




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