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[#2011-06] Ovulatory effects of an extra...

Ovulatory effects of an extract from Maitake mushroom in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome Kunihiko TOMINAGA1, Mitsuru TSUCHIDA2, Masayuki HAYASHI3, Atsuko ASAHI1 and Hiroaki INUI4 1Loma Linda Clinic, Koriyama 963-8002, Japan. 2Graduate Center of Human Sciences, Aichi Mizuho College, Toyota 400-0394, Japan. 3Fukushima Medical University School of Nursing, Fukushima 960-1295, Japan. 4Inui Maternity Clinic, Koriyama 963-8026, Japan.   ABSTRACT This study aimed to determine the effects of an extract from Maitake mushroom (“SX-fraction”, SX) on ovulation in...
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[#2010-13] Maitake Mushroom Extracts Ame...

Maitake Mushroom Extracts Ameliorate Progressive Hypertension and Other Chronic Metabolic Perturbations in Aging Female Rats Harry G. Preuss1~, Bobby Echard1, Debasis Bagchi2, Nicholas V. Perricone3 Georgetown University Medical Center, Department of Physiology, Washington, D.C. USA University of Houston College of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Services, Houston, TX 77204, USA Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, East Lansing, MI  USA   Abstract Objective: We assessed the ability of two commercially-available fractions...
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[#2010-04] Maitake Mushroom (Grifola fro...

Maitake Mushroom (Grifola frondosa) Extract Induces Ovulation in Patients with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: A Possible Monotherapy and a Combination Therapy After Failure with First-Line Clomiphene Citrate Jui-Tung Chen, MD, PhD, Kunihiko Tominaga, MD, DrPh, PhD, Yoshiaki Sato, MD, PhD,3Hideo Anzai, BS, BS, RPh, and Ryo Matsuoka, MD, PhD Abstract Background: Insulin resistance is a prominent feature of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and insulin-sen­sitizing drugs are used to induce ovulation. Recently, it was reported that an extract from Maitake mushroom (Grifola...
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[#2007-10] Enhanced insulin-hypoglycemic...

Enhanced insulin-hypoglycemic activity in rats consuming a specific glycoprotein extracted from maitake mushroom Preuss HG, Echard B, Bagchi D, Perricone NV, Zhuang C Department of Physiology, Georgetown University Medical Center Aim: Intraperitoneal glucose tolerance (ipGTT) and insulin challenge (ICT) tests were implemented to evaluate whether a specific glycoprotein extract of maitake mushroom (Grifola frondosa) known as SX-fraction enhances insulin sensitivity in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR). Methods: SHR were divided randomly into a control group, a group...
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[#2003-04] Effects of niacin-bound chrom...

Effects of niacin-bound chromium, Maitake mushroom fraction SX and (-)-hydroxycitric acid on the metabolic syndrome in aged diabetic Zucker fatty rats Talpur N, Echard BW, Yasmin T, Bagchi D, Preuss HG. Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Georgetown University Medical Center Previous studies in our laboratories have demonstrated that niacin-bound chromium (NBC), Maitake mushroom and (-)-hydroxycitric acid (HCA-SX) can ameliorate hypertension, dyslipidemias and diabetes mellitus, and therefore may be useful in weight management. In the present study, we used aged,...
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[#2002-17] Maitake Manohar, V. Effects o...

Effects of a water-soluble extract of maitake mushroom on circulating glucose/insulin concentrations in KK mice Manohar V, Talpur NA, Echard BW, Lieberman S, Preuss HG. Department of Physiology, Georgetown University Medical Center AIM: We examined benefits of a water-soluble extract of maitake mushroom designated as Fraction X (FXM) on the glucose/insulin metabolism of insulin-resistant KK mice, and compared the results of FXM with those of a sulphonylurea, Glipizide. DESIGN: In several acute studies, insulin-resistant KK mice were gavaged with a single dose of varying...