Inscrição na biblioteca: Guest
Portal Digital Begell Biblioteca digital da Begell eBooks Diários Referências e Anais Coleções de pesquisa
International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms
Fator do impacto: 1.423 FI de cinco anos: 1.525 SJR: 0.431 SNIP: 0.661 CiteScore™: 1.38

ISSN Imprimir: 1521-9437
ISSN On-line: 1940-4344

Volumes:
Volume 22, 2020 Volume 21, 2019 Volume 20, 2018 Volume 19, 2017 Volume 18, 2016 Volume 17, 2015 Volume 16, 2014 Volume 15, 2013 Volume 14, 2012 Volume 13, 2011 Volume 12, 2010 Volume 11, 2009 Volume 10, 2008 Volume 9, 2007 Volume 8, 2006 Volume 7, 2005 Volume 6, 2004 Volume 5, 2003 Volume 4, 2002 Volume 3, 2001 Volume 2, 2000 Volume 1, 1999

International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms

DOI: 10.1615/IntJMedMushr.v9.i1.70
pages 57-65

Activity of Aqueous Extracts of Lion's Mane Mushroom Hericium erinaceus (Bull.: Fr.) Pers. (Aphyllophoromycetideae) on the Neural Cell Line NG108-15

Kah-Hui Wong
Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Mushroom Research Centre, Faculty of Science, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Vikineswary Sabaratnam
Mushroom Research Centre, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Institute of Biological Science, Faculty of Science, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Murali Naidu
Mushroom Research Centre, Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Roger Keynes
Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience, University of Cambridge, Cambridge UK

RESUMO

The pharmacology and clinical applications of medicinal mushrooms have been extensively documented. One such mushroom, Hericium erinaceus, has been reported to reduce gastric ulcers and the aftereffects of chemotherapy. H. erinaceus is a temperate mushroom but is now being cultivated in tropical Malaysia. In this study, we investigated the activity of aqueous extracts of fruit bodies and mycelium of H. erinaceus in stimulating neurite outgrowth from cultured cells of the neural hybrid clone NG108-15 with a long-term view toward the possible use of this mushroom in the treatment of neurological disorders. Our results showed that extracts of H. erinaceus grown in tropical conditions do induce neurite outgrowth from these cells. Maximum stimulation of neurite outgrowth was recorded with mycelial extracts, and the least stimulation was observed with oven-dried fruit body extract. Aqueous extracts of H. erinaceus therefore contain neuroactive compounds that stimulate neurite outgrowth in vitro.