A phase I/II trial of a polysaccharide extract from Grifola frondosa (Maitake mushroom) in breast cancer patients: Immunological effects Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Grifola
  • Polysaccharides

abstract

  • Oral administration of a polysaccharide extract from Maitake mushroom is associated with both immunologically stimulatory and inhibitory measurable effects in peripheral blood. Cancer patients should be made aware of the fact that botanical agents produce more complex effects than assumed, and may depress as well as enhance immune function.

publication date

  • September 2009

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC3751581

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s00432-009-0562-z

PubMed ID

  • 19253021

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1215

end page

  • 21

volume

  • 135

number

  • 9