Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/55313
Title: Polysaccharide-protein complexes from edible fungi and applications
Authors: Wu, JY 
Keywords: Cosmetics
Extraction
Functional food
Mushrooms
Polysaccharide
Submerged fermentation
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Source: In KG Ramawat & JM Merillon (Eds.), Polysaccharides : bioactivity and biotechnology, p. 927-937. Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2015 How to cite?
Abstract: Edible and medicinal fungi (mushrooms) have found wide and increasing applications in functional foods and nutraceutical products because of their proven nutritive and medicinal properties. Polysaccharides (PS) and PS-protein (PSP) complexes represent a major class of constituents of the edible fungi with notable bioactivities such as immunomodulation, antitumor, antioxidant, antiviral, and prebiotic. Commercial mushroom materials including PS and PS-rich hot-water extracts are mainly (>80 %) derived from cultivated mushrooms (in fruit form) and a smaller amount (˜15 %) from mycelial fermentation. Although the most common immunobioactive PS structures have a β-D-glucan main chain such as (1→3)-β-D-glucans and (1→6)-β-D-glucans with side chains, various other bioactive PS structures have also been documented such as α-D-glucans, glucomannans, and glycoproteins. In addition to functional food and therapeutic uses, mushroom PS and PSPs have also been applied as cosmeceutical ingredients.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/55313
ISBN: 9783319162980
9783319162973
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-16298-0_38
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