Journal: Journal of Pharmacy Research

Article Id: JPRS-P'Col-00001908
Title: Pharmacological activities of mushroom- A short review
Category: Pharmacology
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    There is a common saying, “medicines and foods have a common origin.” Mushrooms are an ideal example of this in constituting both a nutritionally functional food and a source of physiologically beneficial medicine. There are many varieties of mushroom, which are nutraceuticals such as cordyceps mushroom and Prosopis cineraria. Some varieties of mushroom are for treatment of cancer such as extract of Chaga (Inonotus obliquus) is used as anti-tumors medicine. The general biochemical compounds which are obtained in mushrooms are triterpenes, polysaccharides, germanium, adenosine, ganoderic essence, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, proteins and fibers, beta-glycan, heteroglycan, proteoglycan, and nucleotides. This review
    focuses on various types of mushrooms and their biochemical extracts, which have greater nutraceutical value. Mushroom is an unlimited source of compound with anti-tumor and immunostimulants. Mushroom intake has been shown to reduce the risk of cancer, especially in the breast cancer.

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    R. A. Devishree1, Vishnupriya1, Ashish R. Jain2*

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    1Department of Biochemistry, Saveetha Dental College and Hospital, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,
    2Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Dr. Ashish R. Jain, Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College and Hospital, Saveetha University, Ponamalle High Road, Chennai – 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    R. A. Devishree1, Vishnupriya1, Ashish R. Jain2*

    Title:Pharmacological activities of mushroom- A short review
    Journal:Journal of Pharmacy Research
    Vol(issue):11(12)
    Year:2017
    Page No: (1510-1512)
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    Methodology:Antitumor, Breast cancer, Immunostimulant, Nutraceutical
    Research Materials:mushroom

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Antitumor Breast cancer Immunostimulant Nutraceutical

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