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BIORESEARCH UPDATE NEWS LETTER #5 Coriol...

The Activities of Coriolus Ken Babal, C.N.  Coriolus (also known as Trametes) may be the most studied medicinal mushroom of all. The immune-enhancing activities of Coriolus and its constituents have been extensively studied in Japan since the mid-1970s, with over 400 clinical studies conducted on it. It’s common name, turkey tail, is derived from its multicolored, fan-shaped fruiting bodies that grow in overlapping clusters. In traditional Chinese medicine, Coriolus is used to clear dampness and phlegm, heal lung disorders, increase energy, strengthen the physique,...
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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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Turkey Tail Mushrooms (Coriolus versicol...

Turkey Tail Mushrooms (Coriolus versicolor) Maintain your immune system throughout the year Turkey Tail Mushroom (Coriolus versicolor), also known as “Yun Zhi” in China and “Kawara-take” in Japan, has been highly appreciated for its medicinal values by cancer patients in Asian countries for centuries. Extensive research was conducted on the immune enhancing and anti-tumor activities of fruit body of Turkey Tail since 1960s, and the famous PSK (polysaccharide-K; aka. Krestin) was developed from its cultured mycelium. It has been successfully...
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[#2010-22] Coriolus Wan, Jennifer et a...

Abstract Background: Polysaccharopeptide (PSP) from Coriolus versicolor (Yunzhi) is used as a supplementary cancer treatment in Asia. The present study aims to investigate whether PSP pre-treatment can increase the response of the human leukemia HL-60 cells to apoptosis induction by Camptothecin (CPT). Methods: We used bivariate bromodeoxyuridine/propidium iodide (BrdUrd/PI) flow cytometry analysis to measure the relative movement (RM) of the BrdUrd positively labeled cells and DNA synthesis time (Ts) on the HL-60 cell line. We used annexin V/PI flow cytometry analysis to...
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[#2008-13] Coriolus Govind Ragupanthi et...

Evaluation of widely consumed botanicals as immunological adjuvants Govind Ragupathia,∗, K. Simon Yeungb, Ping-Chung Leunge, Mavis Leee, Clara Bik San Laue, Andrew Vickersd, Chandra Hooda, Gary Dengb, Nai-Kong Cheungc, Barrie Cassilethb, Philip Livingstona a Laboratory of Tumor Vaccinology, Melanoma and Sarcoma Service, Department of Medicine, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center b Integrative Medicine Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center c Department of Pediatrics, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center d Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Memorial...
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[#2007-01] Coriolus Abascal, Kathy et al...

A Turkey Tails Polysaccharide as an Immunochemotherapy Agent in Cancer Kathy Abascal, B.S., J.D., R.H. (AHG), and Eric Yarnell, N.D., R.H. (AHG) Abstract Trametes versicolor or Coriolus versicolor (turkey tails) is a medic­inal mushroom containing a number of protein-bound polysaccharides that have shown strong potential in the treatment of cancer. This discussion examines the use of Polysaccha­ride Krestin (PSK), a proprietary polysaccharide extracted from T. versicolor, in the treatment of gastric, colorectal, lung, breast, and esophageal cancers. PSK has been...