Profiles of little-known medicinal polypores: Earliella scabrosa (agaricomycetes)

Ivan V. Zmitrovich, Oleg N. Ezhov, Kiran R. Ranadive, Solomon P. Wasser

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The purpose of this study was to comprehensively characterize a little-known polypore that has recently been found to possess anticancer activity and thus can also be used in targeted cancer therapy. Earliella scabrosa is a polypore with pantropical distribution and can be found in rainforests in both the Eastern and Western Hemispheres. Some reports have described its antioxidant properties and free radical scavenging ability. Moreover, isocoumarin, which has been successfully used in targeted cancer therapy, was found in extracts of this fungus. We recommend further research of E. scabrosa so that more details of its health benefits could be used in mycotherapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1023-1027
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms
Issue number11
StatePublished - 2017

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The authors are grateful to Professor J.G. Vaidya, Dr. J.R. Sharma, Dr. Gurpaul Singh Dhingra, Harpreet Kaur, and Dr. Mohammad Hossein Hakimi Meibodi for presenting sources on the distribution of E. scabrosa. The work of I.V. Zmitrovich was carried out in frameworks of the State Task of the V.L. Komarov Botanical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (N 01201255603).

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© 2017 Begell House, Inc.


  • Distribution
  • Earliella
  • Earliella scabrosa
  • Isocoumarin
  • Medicinal mushrooms
  • Medicinal polypores
  • Morphology
  • Radical scavenging fungal material
  • Target therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Pharmacology
  • Drug Discovery


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