Profiles of little-known medicinal polypores: Funalia trogii (Agaricomycetes)

Ivan V. Zmitrovich, Margarita A. Bondartseva, Stanislav P. Arefyev, Oleg N. Ezhov, Solomon P. Wasser

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The purpose of this study was to comprehensively characterize little-known polypores that have recently been found to possess anticancer activity and thus can be used in targeted cancer therapy. Funalia trogii is a polypore with bipolar distribution and has been found by harvesters working in taiga forests, broadleaf forests, and forest-steppes of the Holarctic, and in semiarid temperate forests of the Southern Hemisphere. Substances such as gibberellic acid, abscisic acid, indole-3-acetic acid, and natural cytokinin were determined in culture media of F. trogii. Also, laccases and peroxidases of spare action have been reported in F. trogii culture media. All of the aforementioned substances can be used in targeted cancer therapy, but further investigation of F. trogii is recommended; more details of its health benefits could expand its use in mycotherapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)657-664
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms
Issue number7
StatePublished - 2018

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  • Distribution
  • Funalia
  • Funalia trogii
  • Gibberellic acid
  • Indole-3-acetic acid
  • Laccases of spare action
  • Medicinal mushrooms
  • Medicinal polypores
  • Morphology
  • Targeted therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Pharmacology
  • Drug Discovery


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