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BIORESEARCH UPDATE NEWS LETTER #1 Medici...

  Medicinal Mushrooms  For OPTIMUM HEALTH AND LONGEVITY  Ken Babal, C.N. We all know that vitamin and mineral supplements can augment diets by providing essential nutrients that ward off disease. Likewise, botanicals can help us stay well, and can be used medicinally. There is yet a third category that ranks high for cultivating optimum health and resistance to disease. This is the mushroom category. Mushrooms are members of the fungal family, sometimes referred to as the third kingdom. Being neither plant nor animal, they possess highly unique characteristics that...
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[#2009-02] Comparative study of antioxid...

Comparative study of antioxidant activity and antiproliferative effect of hot water and ethanol extracts from the mushroom Chaga (Inonotus obliquus) Honghai Hu,1 Zhenya Zhang,1 Zhongfang Lei,2•* Yingnan Yang,1 and Norio Sugiural Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba 305-8572, Japan’  Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433, China2 The medicinal mushroom Chaga (Inototus obliquus) is a traditional and widely used multi-functional fungus. Hot water (50 °C, 70 °C, and 80...
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[#2008-01] Chaga mushroom (Inonotus obli...

Chaga mushroom (Inonotus obliquus) induces G0/G1 arrest and apoptosis in human hepatoma HepG2 cells Myung-Ja Youn, Jin-Kyung Kim, Seong-Yeol Park, Yunha Kim, Se-Jin Kim, Hong Seob So, Raekil Park, Vestibulocochlear Research Center, Wonkwang University School of Medicine, Jeonbuk, Korea Ki-Young Kim, Ming-Xun Cui,College of Human Environmental Science, Wonkwang University, Jeonbuk, Korea Jin Seok Lee, Kyu Yun Chai, Department of Bionanochemistry, College of Natural Science, Wonkwang University, Jeonbuk, Korea Abstract AIM: To investigate the anti-proliferative and...
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[#2004-03] Chaga mushroom extract inhibi...

Chaga mushroom extract inhibits oxidative DNA damage in human lymphocytes as assessed by comet assay Yoo Kyoung Parka,**, Hyang Burm Leeb,c,**, Eun-Jae Jeona, Hack Sung Jungb and Myung-Hee Kanga,* aDepartment ofMedical Nutrition, Kyunghee University,  South Korea bDepartment ofFood and Nutrition, Hannam University,  Korea cSchool ofBiological Sciences, Seoul National University, Korea   Abstract. The Chaga mushroom (Inonotus obliquus) is claimed to have beneficial properties for human health, such as anti-bacterial, anti-allergic, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant...