Comparative study of contents of several bioactive components in fruiting bodies and mycelia of culinary-medicinal mushrooms

Shin Yi Lin, Yu Kai Chen, Hui Tzu Yu, Gayane S. Barseghyan, Mikheil D. Asatiani, Solomon P. Wasser, Jeng Leun Mau

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Abstract

Mushrooms (including fruiting bodies and mycelia) contain several bioactive components such as lovastatin, γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA), and ergothioneine. This article reports the results of 49 samples, including 9 fruiting bodies, 39 mycelia, and 1 vegetative cell, of 35 species of culinary-medicinal mushrooms from 18 genera: Agaricus, Agrocybe, Coprinus, Cordyceps, Cyathus, Daedalia, Flammulina, Fomes, Ganoderma, Grifola, Laetiporus, Lentinus, Morchella, Ophiocordyceps, Pleurotus, Trametes, Tremella, and Verpa. The results show that Cyathus striatus strain 978 contained the highest amount of lovastatin (995.66 mg/kg) in mycelia. Among fruiting bodies, 6 samples contained a high amount of GABA (274.86-822.45 mg/kg), whereas among mycelia, contents of GABA in 27 samples ranged from 215.36 to 2811.85 mg/kg. Among mycelia, Pleurotus cornucopiae strain 1101 contained the highest amount of ergothioneine (3482.09 mg/kg). Overall, these 3 bioactive components were commonly found in most mushrooms, and the results obtained might be related to their beneficial effects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)315-323
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms
Volume15
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013

Keywords

  • Culinary-medicinal mushrooms
  • Ergothioneine
  • GABA
  • Lovastatin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Drug Discovery
  • Pharmacology

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