Fungal

Medicinal Properties and Clinical Effects of Culinary-Medicinal Mushroom Agaricus blazei Murrill (Agaricomycetideae) (Review) Takashi Mizuno Department of Applied Biological Chemistry, Faculty of Agriculture, Shizuoka University, 4-13-9 Seinan-Cho, Fujieda-Shi 426-0063, Japan DOI: 10.1615/IntJMedMushr.v4.i4.30

Polysaccharide-rich fraction of Agaricus brasiliensis enhances the candidacidal activity of murine macrophages. Martins PR, Gameiro MC, Castoldi L, Romagnoli GG, Lopes FC, Pinto AV, Loyola W, Kaneno R. Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz. 2008 May;103(3):244-50. Epub 2008 Apr 30. PMID: 18545860

Agaricus brasiliensis polysaccharides stimulate human monocytes to capture Candida albicans,express toll-like receptors 2 and 4, and produce pro-inflammatory cytokines. Martins PR, de Campos Soares ÂMV, da Silva Pinto Domeneghini AV, Golim MA, Kaneno R. J Venom Anim Toxins Incl Trop Dis. 2017 Mar 23;23:17. doi: 10.1186/s40409-017-0102-2. eCollection 2017.Candida