Grifola frondosa


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Grifola frondosa

[grə‚fō·lə frän′dōs·ə]
(mycology)
A type of mushroom found in parts of the eastern United States, Europe, and Asia, growing in masses at the base of stumps and on roots; has an anticancer effect in patients with lung and stomach cancers or leukemia. Also known as maitake mushroom.
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2009) A phase I/II trial of a polysaccharide extract from Grifola frondosa (Maitake mushroom) in breast cancer patients: immunological effects.
Lo, "Submerged-culture mycelia and broth of the maitake medicinal mushroom Grifola frondosa (higher basidiomycetes) alleviate type 2 diabetes-induced alterations in immunocytic function," International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms, vol.
Anti-diabetic activity present in the fruit body of Grifola frondosa (Maitake).
Maitake or Hen-of-the-woods, Grifola frondosa (Dicks.
Physiochemical properties and antitumor activities of chemically modified derivatives of antitumor glucan 'grifolan LE' from Grifola frondosa.
Potentiation of host-mediated antitumor activity in mice by [beta]-glucan obtained from Grifola frondosa (maitake.
In terms of the maitake mushroom, Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms by Paul Stamets stated, "In vitro studies at the National Cancer Institute of the powdered fruit bodies of Grifola frondosa showed significant activity against the HIV (AIDS) virus when tested through its Anti-HIV Drug Testing System under the Developmental Therapeutics Program.
The botanical name of maitake is Grifola frondosa, a designation that refers to a mythical beast -- half-lion and half-eagle.
1994) Fractionation and antitumor activity of polysaccarides from Grifola frondosa mycelium.
These included YBG {extrad of yeast cell wall], ARBX (arabinoxylan from rice bran), ABE (extract of Agaricus blazei Murilt mushroom), ASC (mixed powder of Agaricus blazei Murill mushroom and shark cartilage), MSK (mixed powder of three kinds of mushrooms and three herbs), AhIC (mycelial extract of several mushrooms), CD-Fraction of maitake (D) Grifola frondosa mushroom, and PL-Fraction (extract of meshimakobu [Phellinus linteus], which is further discussed below).
This study investigated whether mushroom powder from Agaricus bisporus (White, Crimini, Portabella), Lentinula edodes (Shiitake), Pleurotus osteratus (Oyster), Pleurotus eryngii (King Oyster), and Grifola frondosa (Maitake), could modulate the immune response using in vitro and in vivo approaches.
Antrodia radiculosa * Armillaria ostoyae Bjerkandera adusta * Gloephyllum trabeum * Grifola frondosa Irpex lacteus Lentinula edodes Meruliporia incrassata * Mycena alcalina Naematoloma frowardii (= * Hypholoma) Phanerochaete chrysosporium * Pleurotus eryngii Pleurotus ostreatus Pleurotus pulmonarius * Psilocybe spp.