Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Medicinal and Edible Fungi as an Alternative Medicine for Treating Age-Related Disease


Publishing date
21 Feb 2014
Status
Published
Submission deadline
04 Oct 2013

1School of Pharmacy, Shandong University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Jinan, China

2Emeritus Professor of Applied Microbiology, University of Strathclyde, 204 George Street, Glasgow G1 1XW, UK

3Key Laboratory of Mental Health, Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

4INRA, Centre de Recherche Bordeaux Aquitaine, Villenave d’Ornon, France

5College of Food and Bioengineering, Shandong Polytechnic University, Jinan, China


Medicinal and Edible Fungi as an Alternative Medicine for Treating Age-Related Disease

Description

It is estimated that there are 140,000 fungal species (also called higher fungi), of these, around 2000 species are edible, and about 200 have traditionally been gathered for food or for medicinal and other preparations. Higher fungi are well recognized for their medicinal properties and have been used in traditional medicine for millennia. The medicinal effects attributed to fungi, based mainly on uncharacterized substances or extracts, include depression management, Cerebrovascular disease management, Alzheimer’s disease management, anti-anxiety, immunomodulatory, antioxidant, radical scavenging, anti-inflammatory, antihyperlipidemic or antihypercholesterolemic, hepatoprotective and antidiabetic effects.

We invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that will promote the continuing efforts to further evaluate the effects and the potential usefulness of fungi, including their active compounds. We are particularly interested in articles clarifying the novel active compounds for age-related disease by using both in vitro and in vivo tests in preclinical studies. Potential topics include, but not limited to:

  • Systematic review on the effects and potential usefulness of fungi
  • Basic theories and experimental research of fungi for age-related disease
  • Development and testing of novel and effective compounds or composition derived from fungi for age-related disease
  • Investigation of mechanisms of action of fungi to prevent age-related disease in cellular or animal models
  • Toxicological studies and safety evaluation of fungi used for age-related disease treatment
  • Clinical investigations and observations of fungi used for age-related disease treatment

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 638561
  • - Editorial

Medicinal and Edible Fungi as an Alternative Medicine for Treating Age-Related Disease

Da-wei Qin | Chunchao Han
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 182817
  • - Research Article

Effects of Selenium-Enriched Protein from Ganoderma lucidum on the Levels of IL-1β and TNF-α, Oxidative Stress, and NF-κB Activation in Ovalbumin-Induced Asthmatic Mice

Guan Min-chang | Tang Wei-hong | ... | Sun Jie
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 679259
  • - Research Article

Protective Effect of Agaricus brasiliensis on STZ-Induced Diabetic Neuropathic Pain in Rats

Weifeng Ji | Haiying Huang | ... | Jianyou Guo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 164817
  • - Research Article

Anti-Inflammatory Activity of Water-Soluble Polysaccharide of Agaricus blazei Murill on Ovariectomized Osteopenic Rats

Peng Wang | Xiao-Tao Li | ... | Lei Shen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 842619
  • - Review Article

The Medicinal Values of Culinary-Medicinal Royal Sun Mushroom (Agaricus blazei Murrill)

Hang Wang | Zhiming Fu | Chunchao Han
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 985636
  • - Research Article

The Protective Effect of Cordymin, a Peptide Purified from the Medicinal Mushroom Cordyceps sinensis, on Diabetic Osteopenia in Alloxan-Induced Diabetic Rats

Wei Qi | Yang Zhang | ... | Yong Fan
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