Effects of Medicinal Fungi-Derived β-Glucan on Tumor Progression

  title={Effects of Medicinal Fungi-Derived $\beta$-Glucan on Tumor Progression},
  author={V{\'a}clav Vetvicka and T. V. Teplyakova and Alexandra B Shintyapina and Tatiana A Korolenko},
  journal={Journal of Fungi},
β-Glucans have been studied in animal species, from earthworms to humans. They form a heterogenous group of glucose polymers found in fungi, plants, bacteria, and seaweed. β-Glucans have slowly emerged as an important target for the recognition of pathogens. In the current review, we highlight the major roles of mushroom-derived β-glucans on cancer progression. 
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