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[#2013-01] Maitake Alexander, Bobby et a...

Although several conventional therapeutic options for advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC) are currently available, the unsatisfactory outcomes demand establishing more effective interventions. D-fraction (PDF), a bioactive proteoglucan of Maitake mushroom, demonstrates anticancer and immunomodulatory activities, which are also shown to be potentiated by vitamin C (VC).We thus hypothesized that a combination of PDF and VC (PDF + VC) could be an alternative approach to more effectively inhibit the growth of RCC. Study design. We examined the dose-dependent effects of PDF +...
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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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[#2012-02] Chemotherapeutic Drugs or Vi...

Chemotherapeutic Drugs or Vitamin C and D-Fraction by Sensuke Konno, Bobby Alexander, and Muhammad Choudhury Department of Urology, New York Medical College   To improve the efficacy of chemotherapy, we have been exploring combination therapies using chemotherapeutic drugs and natural agents extracted from herbs, plants, mushrooms, seeds, fruits, and so on. Among them, we were particularly interested in D-fraction (DF), a bioactive extract from maitake mushroom (Grifola frondosa). This DF is the protein-bound polysaccharide or proteoglucan, consisting of a bioactive...
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[#2012-01] ‘Miracle’ substance brings h...

‘Miracle’ substance brings hope to advanced patients, even when chemotherapy has failed’   If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with cancer, this potent natural compound could be the difference between survival and treatment failure. That’s right. This single mushroom extract not only shrinks tumors and kills cancer cells in advanced cancer patients, it also empowers their immune systems and minimizes the toxic dam­age and side effects of chemotherapy. What’s more, thousands of years of traditional use prove this compound safe, and modern...
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[#2011-05] Maitake (D Fraction) Mushroo...

Maitake (D Fraction) Mushroom Extract Induces Apoptosis in Breast Cancer Cells by BAK-1 Gene Activation Raquel Soares, Manuela Meireles,1 Ana Rocha,1 Ana Pirraco,1 Diego Obiol,2 Eliana Alonso,2 Gisela Joos,2 and Gabriela Balogh 1Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto Foundation, Porto, Portugal. 2Center for Scientific and Technical Investigation, Cerzos-Conicet, Bahı´a Blanca, Argentina. ABSTRACT For many years mushrooms have been used empirically in traditional medicine to treat several diseases. Study of the maitake mushroom, with...
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[#2009-14] Maitake Mushroom (Grifola fro...

Maitake Mushroom (Grifola frondosa): Systematic Review by the Natural Standard Research Collaboration Catherine Ulbricht, PharmD, Wendy Weissner, BA, Ethan Basch, MD, Nicole Giese, MS, Paul Hammerness, MD, Erica Rusie–Seamon, PharmD, Minney Varghese, BS, Jen Woods, BS The objective of this study was to evaluate the scientific evidence on maitake, including expert opinion, folkloric precedent, history, pharmacology, kinetics/dynamics, interactions, adverse effects, toxicology, and dosing. This review serves as a clinical support tool. Electronic searches were conducted in...