5. Antitumor and Immunomodulatory Activities of Mushroom Polysaccharides

  1. Peter C. K. Cheung
  1. Vincent E. C. Ooi

Published Online: 6 JAN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470367285.ch5

Mushrooms as Functional Foods

Mushrooms as Functional Foods

How to Cite

Ooi, V. E. C. (2008) Antitumor and Immunomodulatory Activities of Mushroom Polysaccharides, in Mushrooms as Functional Foods (ed P. C. K. Cheung), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470367285.ch5

Editor Information

  1. Food and Nutritional Sciences Programme, Department of Biology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

Author Information

  1. Department of Biology and Institute of Chinese Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 JAN 2009
  2. Published Print: 29 AUG 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470054062

Online ISBN: 9780470367285

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Keywords:

  • mushroom polysaccharides - antitumor and immunomodulatory activities;
  • polysaccharide–protein complexes and tumor growth suppression;
  • structure and antitumor activity and antitumor mechanism

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Antitumor Polysaccharides from Mushrooms (Higher Fungi)

  • Mechanisms of Antitumor Action of Mushroom Polysaccharides

  • Structure and Antitumor Activity Relationship of Polysaccharides

  • Conclusions

  • References