Medicinal mushrooms as a source of antitumor and immunomodulating polysaccharides

@article{Wasser2002MedicinalMA,
  title={Medicinal mushrooms as a source of antitumor and immunomodulating polysaccharides},
  author={Shanthi Wasser},
  journal={Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology},
  year={2002},
  volume={60},
  pages={258-274}
}
The number of mushrooms on Earth is estimated at 140,000, yet maybe only 10% (approximately 14,000 named species) are known. Mushrooms comprise a vast and yet largely untapped source of powerful new pharmaceutical products. In particular, and most importantly for modern medicine, they represent an unlimited source of polysaccharides with antitumor and immunostimulating properties. Many, if not all, Basidiomycetes mushrooms contain biologically active polysaccharides in fruit bodies, cultured… CONTINUE READING
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