Determines the medicinal aspects of maitake mushrooms. Properties of mushrooms; Antitumor activity of maitake; Activation of cytotoxic T-lymphocytes.
The article emphasizes the capability of maitake mushrooms in protecting the immune system and in offering other health benefits. It is explained that an extract of maitake has an ability to stim...
FROM THE LEGENDS OF THE PAST
This exquisite mushroom comes to us from the Orient, grown in the mountains of Japan. Folklore tells us that, for centuries, the natives of the region collected them not only for delicious taste, but also because of health benefits.
Literally, maitake means "dancing mushroom," so named because Japan's nobility placed a high monetary value on its healing powers. Therefore, people who found these valuable mushrooms danced with joy, knowing they could be exchanged for their weight in silver.
Chemosensitization of Carmustine with Maitake ?-Glucan on Androgen-Independent Prostatic Cancer Cells
Chemosensitization of Carmustine with Maitake ?-Glucan on Androgen-Independent Prostatic Cancer Cells: Involvement of Glyoxalase I
Objective: To improve the poor efficacy (< 10%) of chemotherapy for patients with hormone-refractory prostate cancer, we investigated a possible cytotoxic effect of carmustine/?-glucan combinatio...