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BIORESEARCH UPDATE NEWSLETTER #7 Patent ...

April 3, 2013 Amycenone®, a proprietary extract developed from a mushroom called Lion’s Mane (Hericium erinaceus), has been awarded a patent in Japan.  Its patent in the U.S. is pending. Amyloban®3399, a dietary supplement containing Amycenone® as an active ingredient, has been widely used and a number of clinical cases have also been reported for its role in certain conditions such as benign or mild dementia, snoring, sleep apnea, low quality of sleeping, juvenile apathy syndrome and schizophrenia.  Presentations on its clinical and laboratory studies have been...
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[#2012-04] Lion’s Mane Inanaga, Ka...

The current paper describes the physiological and nootropic actions of Amycenone, which is an activator of brain function that is obtained from extracts of the Yamabushitake (Hericium erinaceum). Kawagishi and his group have studied compounds that are derived from medicinal mushrooms and their use in the treatment of dementia since 1991. They have found that H. erinaceum exerts important bioactivities, including the induction of nerve growth factor (NGF) synthesis, the inhibition of the cytotoxicity of beta-amyloid peptide, and the protection against neuronal cell death...
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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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[#2008-03] Compounds for dementia from H...

Compounds for dementia from Hericium erinaceum.   Kawagishi, Hirokazu and Zhuang, Cun Abstract Our group has been conducting a search for com­pounds for dementia derived from medicinal mush­rooms since 1991. A series of benzyl alcohol deriva­tives (named hericenones C to H), as well as a series of diterpenoid derivatives (named erinacines A to I) were isolated from the mushroom Hericium erinaceum. These compounds significantly induced the synthesis of nerve growth factor (NGF) in vitro and in vivo. In a recent study, dilinoleoyl-phosphatidylethanolamine (DLPE) was...
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[#2007-02] BIOACTIVE COMPOUNDS FROM MUSH...

BIOACTIVE COMPOUNDS FROM MUSHROOMS Hirokazu Kawagishi and Cun Zhuang   Anti-dementia Compounds We have been engaged in a study to search for nerve growth factor (NGF) synthesis-promoting compounds in medicinal mushrooms,  since 1991. We discovered a series of benzyl alcohol derivatives named as hericenones C — H (1 - 6), as well as a series of diterpenoid derivatives named as erinacines A — 1 (7 -15) from Hericium erinaceum, which evidently stimulate NGF production from mouse astroglial...
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[#2004-05] The Anti-Dementia Effect of L...

The Anti-Dementia Effect of Lion’s Mane Mushroom(Hericium erinaceum) and Its Clinical Application by Hirokazu Kawagishi, Department of Applied Biological Chemistry, Faculty of Agriculture, Shizuoka University Introduction Medicinal Mushrooms have become a hot item in the mass media in the last few years but the information being disseminated about them is not always scientifically accurate. Most of the studies on the efficacy of medicinal mushrooms that are available to the public are based on animal studies (usually in mice) or cultured cells. In these cases, the...