Antitumor polysaccharides from a Chinese mushroom, "yuhuangmo," the fruiting body of Pleurotus citrinopileatus.

@article{Zhang1994AntitumorPF,
  title={Antitumor polysaccharides from a Chinese mushroom, "yuhuangmo," the fruiting body of Pleurotus citrinopileatus.},
  author={Jian-kui Zhang and Guang-zhong Wang and Hsou-min Li and Cun Bo Zhuang and Takafumi Mizuno and Hiroyuki Ito and Chiho Suzuki and Hironori Okamoto and Jun Li},
  journal={Bioscience, biotechnology, and biochemistry},
  year={1994},
  volume={58 7},
  pages={
          1195-201
        }
}
A water-soluble polysaccharide, FI, and water-insoluble polysaccharides, FII and FIII were extracted from Pleurotus citrinopileatus mushrooms. After fractionation, the antitumor activity of the fractions against Sarcoma 180 implanted in mice were examined, and the following active polysaccharides were obtained: Water-soluble polysaccharides FIo: A heteropolysaccharide containing 9.8% protein, and composed of glucose, mannose, arabinose, and galactose. FA-2-b-beta: A glycoprotein consisting of… CONTINUE READING
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