Immunomodulating Activity of Agaricus brasiliensis KA21 in Mice and in Human Volunteers

@article{Liu2008ImmunomodulatingAO,
  title={Immunomodulating Activity of Agaricus brasiliensis KA21 in Mice and in Human Volunteers},
  author={Ying Liu and Yasushi Fukuwatari and Ko Okumura and Kazuyoshi Takeda and Ken-Ichi Ishibashi and Mai Furukawa and Naohito Ohno and Kazu Mori and Ming Gao and Masuro Motoi},
  journal={Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine : eCAM},
  year={2008},
  volume={5},
  pages={205 - 219}
}
We performed studies on murine models and human volunteers to examine the immunoenhancing effects of the naturally outdoor-cultivated fruit body of Agaricus brasiliensis KA21 (i.e. Agaricus blazei). Antitumor, leukocyte-enhancing, hepatopathy-alleviating and endotoxin shock-alleviating effects were found in mice. In the human study, percentage body fat, percentage visceral fat, blood cholesterol level and blood glucose level were decreased, and natural killer cell activity was increased. Taken… 
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