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CWSF 2005 - Vancouver, British Columbia

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Raymond Ko

Polysaccharides in Exotic Mushrooms and their Health Benefits
Division:Health Sciences
City:Saskatoon, SK
School:Walter Murray Collegiate
Abstract:Three polysaccharides, lentinan, LC-1, and E, were isolated from water-soluble extracts of six exotic mushrooms: Monkey Head, Oyster, Reishi, Shiitake, Turkey Tail, and Wood Ear. The extraction included fractional precipitation with ethanol, cetyltrimethylammonium hydroxide, and acetic acid. Immunomodulatory effects of the extracts were tested on murine-bone-marrow-derived dendritic cells (DCs). In this study, fraction LC-1 from Oyster mushrooms significantly increased CD86 and CD40 expression in DCs.

Awards Value
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Award
Sponsor: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
$1 000.00
Total$1 000.00