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Title: Antifatigue functions and mechanisms of edible and medicinal mushrooms
Authors: Geng P 
Siu KC 
Wang, Z
Wu, JY 
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Source: BioMed research international, 2017, v. 2017, 9648496, p. 1-16 How to cite?
Journal: BioMed research international 
Abstract: Fatigue is the symptom of tiredness caused by physical and/or psychological stresses. As fatigue is becoming a serious problem in the modern society affecting human health, work efficiency, and quality of life, effective antifatigue remedies other than pharmacological drugs or therapies are highly needed. Mushrooms have been widely used as health foods, because of their various bioactive constituents such as polysaccharides, proteins, vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber. This paper reviews the major findings from previous studies on the antifatigue effects, the active components of mushrooms, and the possible mechanisms. Many studies have demonstrated the antifatigue effects of edible and medicinal mushrooms. These mushrooms probably mitigate human fatigue through effects on the functional systems, including the muscular, cardiovascular, hormone, and immune system. The bioactive constituents that contribute to the antifatigue effects of mushrooms may include polysaccharides, peptides, nucleosides, phenolic compounds, and triterpenoids. Further research is still needed to identify the active ingredients and to investigate their mechanism of action on the antifatigue effects. Since most previous studies have been carried out in animal models, more human trials should be performed to verify the antifatigue function of edible and medicinal mushrooms.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/80051
ISSN: 2314-6133
EISSN: 2314-6141
DOI: 10.1155/2017/9648496
Rights: Copyright © 2017 Ping Geng et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
The following publication Geng, P., Siu, K. -., Wang, Z., & Wu, J. -. (2017). Antifatigue functions and mechanisms of edible and medicinal mushrooms. BioMed Research International, 2017, 9648496, 1-16 is available at https://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2017/9648496
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