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Medicinal properties of substances occurring in higher basidiomycetes mushrooms: current perspectives (review).
The major cause of death in the Western countries is coronary artery disease. A primary risk factor is hypercholesterolelmia, which contributes to hardening of the arteries. In humans, 50% or more ofExpand
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Therapeutic effects of substances occurring in higher Basidiomycetes mushrooms: a modern perspective.
This review highlights some of the recently isolated and identified substances of higher Basidiomycetes mushrooms origin that express promising antitumor, immune modulating, cardiovascular andExpand
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Medicinal Mushroom Science: History, Current Status, Future Trends, and Unsolved Problems
The present review analyzes the history, current status, and future trends in the study of medicinal mushrooms. The target of the present review is to draw attention to many critically importantExpand
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Effect of different carbon and nitrogen sources on laccase and peroxidases production by selected Pleurotus species
Abstract Pleurotus eryngii , P. ostreatus and P. pulmonarius produced laccase (Lac) both under conditions of submerged fermentation (SF) and solid-state fermentation (SSF) with all of theExpand
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Fungal life in the extremely hypersaline water of the Dead Sea: first records
The first report, to our knowledge, on the occurrence of filamentous fungi in the hypersaline (340 g salt l–1) Dead Sea is presented. Three species of filamentous fungi from surface water samples ofExpand
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Basidiomycetes laccase and manganese peroxidase activity in submerged fermentation of food industry wastes.
Abstract The evaluation of eighteen strains of basidiomycetes laccase and manganese peroxidase (MnP) activity in submerged fermentation of mandarin peelings and ethanol production waste showed thatExpand
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Spatiotemporal diversity of filamentous fungi in the hypersaline Dead Sea
To investigate the spatial and temporal diversity in the fungal community of the Dead Sea, we collected Dead Sea water samples at eight near-shore localities and at different stations offshore over aExpand
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The role of culinary-medicinal mushrooms on human welfare with a pyramid model for human health.
Mushrooms are part of fungal biota characterized by wonder. They rise up from lignocellulosic wastes: yet they become so bountiful and nourishing. Mushrooms are environmentally friendly. TheyExpand
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Chemical composition and nutritional and medicinal value of fruit bodies and submerged cultured mycelia of culinary-medicinal higher Basidiomycetes mushrooms.
This research gives the results of a proximate analysis (moisture, ash, crude protein, fat, total carbohydrates, and total energy); a bioactive compounds analysis (γ-aminobutyric acid [GABA],Expand
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