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Issue 11 (4) 2012 pp. 111–128

Krzysztof Sobieralski, Marek Siwulski, Jolanta Lisiecka, Małgorzata Jędryczka, Iwona Sas-Golak, Dorota Frużyńska-Jóźwiak

Fungi-derived β-glucans as a component of functional food

Abstract: Functional food market develops dynamically all over the world although in Poland consumers knowledge in this area is insufficient. An importance of functional food mainly arises from contained bioactive substances. Funcional food includes also mushrooms which contain polisaccharides, especially β-glucans. These compounds differ in structure, water solubility, molecule size and molecular mass which determine their medicinal properties. β-glucans derived from fungi show very wide spectrum of health-supporting activity. Their antitumor, immunomodulating, antibacterial, antiviral and antioxidative properties are well documented. They have ability to lower high blood pressure, lower excessive cholesterol synthesis, and decrease blood-glucose level. Lentinula edodes and species from genus Pleurotus are regarded as main sources of β-glucans. The most important fungi derived β-glucans are lentinan, pleuran, grifolan, crestin and ganoderan.
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Keywords: polisaccharides, medicinal properties, edible mushrooms β-glukany pozyskiwane z grzybów jako składnik żywności funkcjonalnej

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MLA Sobieralski, Krzysztof, et al. "Fungi-derived β-glucans as a component of functional food." Acta Sci.Pol. Hortorum Cultus 11.4 (2012): 11.
APA Sobieralski, K., Siwulski, M., Lisiecka, J., Jędryczka, M., Sas-Golak, I., & Frużyńska-Jóźwiak, D. (2012). Fungi-derived β-glucans as a component of functional food. Acta Sci.Pol. Hortorum Cultus 11 (4), 11.
ISO 690 SOBIERALSKI, Krzysztof, et al. Fungi-derived β-glucans as a component of functional food. Acta Sci.Pol. Hortorum Cultus, 2012, 11.4: 11.
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