Payel Mitra

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Traditionally Laetiporus sulphureus, commonly known as “Chicken-of-the-Woods”, is considered a delicacy in various parts of the world and recently has shown medical potential in several treatments such as antitumor, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, immune-modulating etc. However, quality standards of this species have not been studied so far.(More)
A water-soluble heteroglycan (PS) of an average molecular weight ∼1.98 ×10(5) Da was isolated from the aqueous extract of an edible mushroom Termitomyces clypeatus (R. Heim). The structure of the polysaccharide (PS) was established using total hydrolysis, methylation analysis, Smith degradation, and 1D/2D NMR experiments. Total hydrolysis indicated the(More)
Polyphenol rich fraction of Termitomyces heimii, a wild edible mushroom, was prepared to investigate its antioxidant activity and presence of different bioactive constituents. A preliminary chemical investigation was performed and it revealed that the fraction possessed various types of components with maximum amount of phenol. The other found components(More)
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