The medicinal fungus Antrodia cinnamomea suppresses inflammation by inhibiting the NLRP3 inflammasome.

@article{Huang2014TheMF,
  title={The medicinal fungus Antrodia cinnamomea suppresses inflammation by inhibiting the NLRP3 inflammasome.},
  author={Tsung-Teng Huang and Sian-Pu Wu and Kowit yu Chong and David M. Ojcius and Yun-Fei Ko and Yi-Hui Wu and Chengyuan Wu and Chia-Chen Lu and Jonathan R. Caballero Martel and J. Young and Hongfeng Lai},
  journal={Journal of ethnopharmacology},
  year={2014},
  volume={155 1},
  pages={
          154-64
        }
}
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE Antrodia cinnamomea--a medicinal fungus that is indigenous to Taiwan--has been used as a health tonic by aboriginal tribes and the Asian population. Recent studies indicate that Antrodia cinnamomea extracts exhibit hepato-protective, anti-hypertensive, anti-oxidative, anti-inflammatory, immuno-modulatory, and anti-cancer effects on cultured cells and laboratory animals. This study aims to explore the anti-inflammatory activity of an Antrodia cinnamomea ethanol… CONTINUE READING
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