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Studies and research made on PSP | Yunzhi-PSP

In terms of the survival time of mice in oxygen-lacking conditions, PSP test group has a much higher ability of anoxia tolerance.[…]

The Main Functions of Yun Zhi

Yun Zhi, commonly known as coriolus versicolor, is a wonderful remedy for health and healing. Yun Zhi’s shelf-like fruiting bodies form dense, overlapping clusters on tree trunks. The mushroom caps have plush velvety surfaces and are coloured in varying shades of brown or gray, with a distinctive alternating-band pattern of light and dark colours. Many international journals support the positive effects of Yun Zhi on health. Nowadays, many medical and nutritional studies find that the key active ingredient of Yun Zhi, polysaccharides, has greatly contribute to, relieving pain, improve immune functions, reduced anti- asphyxia, and enhance cell regeneration. According to experiments, polysaccharides can also help promote anti-tumors without negative side effects.[…]

Chinese Herb List – Coriolus versicolor (Yunzhi)

Cloud mushroom contains several saccharides including polysaccharide peptide (PSP) and polysaccharide-K (PSK, krestin). The protein bound polysaccharides have been found to be immune-modulating and anti-tumor, and their polypeptide moieties are rich in aspartic acid and glutamic acid. By gas chromatography and HPLC, PSP has proved that in addition to glucose, it also contains five other monosaccharides – mannose, xylose, galactose, rhamnose and arabinose. The polysaccharide peptides can be found in the mycelium, while the fruiting body mainly contains polysaccharides{…}

Yun zhi (Cloud Mushroom) PSP Extract- West Nile Virus and Yun zhi PSP

Yun zhi polysaccharides have been used in the treatment of cancer and hepatitis in China and Japan for years. Patients who have used natural Yun zhi report increased strength and well-being, increased resistance to colds, flu, reduced fatigue and nausea, as well as regaining a normal appetite. Boosting the immune system through the regular use of natural Yun zhi could therefore provide increased protection against the threat of the West Nile Virus.{…}

The Comparative Analysis of the Extracts of the Mycelia and the Fruitbodies of Yun Zhi (Coriolus versicolor)

After Yun Zhi mycelia or fruitbodies are extracted by hot water and precipitated by alcohol, the Yun Zhi mycelium extract (MWA) or Yun Zhi fruitbody extract (FWA) is obtained. Then they are respectively developed by anthrone and phenolsulfate, and an analysis is made by means of ultraviolet/visible light spectra. The result shows that the maximum absorption wavelengths of MWA are 420 and 487nm respectively and those of FWA are 671 and 486 respectively. After the water solution of MWA is developed by ninhydrin, we see that its maximum absorption wavelength is 586nm; but there is no obvious absorption of FWA. Through a comparison of the infrared spectra of MWA and FWA, we discover that there is an obvious absorption of MWA at 1380nm, while there is no obvious absorption of FWA at that place. By phenol suplfate and Lowry methods to determine the contents of polysaccharide and protein, we find that the glucose contents of MWA and FWA are 36% and 48% respectively and the protein contents are 33% and 21% respectively. With a rotatory instrument to measure the specific rotatory power of MWA and FWA, we find that MWA is -0.04 and that of FWA is -0.69. With DEAE-cellulose for column chromatography, we find that the eluant of MWA contains 3 kinds of monosaccharide: galactose, mannose and rhamnose while that of FWA contains only 2 kinds of monosaccharide: galactose and rhamnose. The 0-2 mol of eluant of MWA contains 6 monosaccharide: glucose, mannose, arabinose, xylose and rhamnose while that of FWA contains 5 monosaccharide: glucose, mannose, arabinose, xylose and rhamnose. The main ingredient of FWA is not absorbed on DEAE-cellulose. Its molecular weight is 6200 Da, while that of MWA is absorbed on DEAE-cellulose. its molecular weight is 26000 Da.[…]

Reversal of Inhibition of Reactive Oxygen Species Macrophages

These results suggest that the immunological functions of macrophages is related to the activity of glutathione peroxidase. The non-specific immunopolysaccharide might protect macrophages by the damage induced by reactive oxygen species by enhancing anti-oxidative capacity.[…]

The Physio-Chemical Characteristics of the Polysaccharide-peptide (PSP) of Coriolus versicolor (Yun Zhi)

The polysaccharide portion is composed of the five monsaccharides, galactose, glucose, mannose, xylose, and fucose. The amino acids most frequently found in the polypeptide are aspartic and glutamic. PSP has no sharply defined fusion point. It is insoluble in methyl alcohol, pryridine, benzene, hexane, and chloroform but is very soluble in hot water. The pH value of its 1% water solution is 6.6. It is heat and light stable. &nbp; When kept at a temperature of 100oC for 48 hours or irradiated with ultraviolet light for 30 hours there is essentially no change in composition. Using sodium dodecyl sulfate polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE) the molecular weight has been calculated at about 1×105 Dalton.[…]

Coriolus Versicolor is Potent Mushroom for Fighting Cancer and Autoimmune Diseases – By: Barbara L. Minton, citizen journalist

(NaturalNews – January 28, 2009) Japanese researchers screened 200 of the best phytochemicals (plant extracts) known for anti-tumor activity. Coriolus versicolor was designated as exhibiting the greatest amount of anti-tumor activity. In another Japanese study, 185 people with lung cancer at different stages were given radiation. Doctors found those who also took Coriolus showed the best tumor shrinkage and the best survival rate. Another study involving stomach cancer patients produced similar results. Those who received Coriolus survived significantly longer, felt better and had fewer side effects. […]

Add mushrooms to list of cancer treatment tools – By: Dr. Patrick Massey, M.D., Ph.D., Daily Herald Columnist

(Daily Herald – 9/8/2008) When it comes to cancer treatment, I believe that we have finally reached a point where we need to seriously consider incorporating mushrooms into the overall medical approach.

A review article outlining the importance of one specific mushroom – Coriolus versicolor – in the treatment of several types of cancer was published in the recent issue of the Journal of the Society for Integrative Oncology. The article summarizes more than three decades of solid research that showed patients who consumed Coriolus versicolor or one of its extracts during chemotherapy had better survival rates. […]

A Review of Research on the Protein-Bound Polysaccharide from the Mushroom Coriolus Versicolor

Mushrooms are known for their nutritional and medicinal value (Breene, 1990) and also for the diversity of bioactive compounds they contain. The mushroom Coriolus versicolor (Yun Zhi) was recorded in the Compendium of Materia Medica by Li Shi Zhen during the Ming Dynasty in China, as being beneficial to health and able to bring longevity if consumed regularly. Various products derived from this mushroom and claimed to have medicinal value are commercially available. Among them, PSK (Sakagami et al., 1991) and PSP are the most prominent. It is the intent of this article to summarize research data pertaining to PSP. […]