Virology & Mycology

Virology & Mycology
Open Access

ISSN: 2161-0517

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Mirza Arif

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh

  • Review Article   
    Usage of Mushrooms in Culinary and Medicinal
    Author(s): Mohammad Azizur Rahman*, Tawhidur Rahman, Moshiur Rahman and Mirza Arif

    The present article reviews the history of mushroom uses in culinary, food and medicinal values; current status and future aspect of mushroom research. Mushrooms contain biologically active polysaccharides, lipid and proteins in fruit bodies; each of them has a distinct role in health as either nutritional value or medicinal elements. Immunostimulating polysaccharides found in mushrooms are most important for modern medicine. Several of the mushroom biomolecules have undergone phase I, II, and III clinical trials and are used extensively and successfully throughout the world for the treatment of various cancers and other diseases. Medicinal functions played by the mushrooms include antitumor, antibacterial, antioxidant, anti-parasitic, anti-diabetic, detoxification, cardiovascular, anti-hypercholesterolemia, antiviral, antifungal, hepatoprotective, immunomodulatin.. View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2161-0517.21.10.216

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