[Resources and utilization of anticarciogenic medical fungi]

Lan J, Yang J, Xu J.

Institute of Medicinal Plant, CAMS, PUMC, Beijing 100094.


This paper summarizes the resources of anticarcinogenic medical fungi, and the information of distribution, eco-environment. It outlines the present statuts of the exploitation and utilization of some species of common anticarcinogenic medical fungi such as Ganoderma lucidum, Coriolus versicolor, Polyporus frondosus etc. The anticarcinogenic mechanism of medical fungi is discussed. Suggestions on how to development and utilize rationally these resources are offered as well.

PMID: 12571901 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]