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Studies on Immunoregulatory Function of Hericium erinaceus Polysaccharide

Yang Yan Zhou Changyan Wang Chengguang Bai Yunqing (Edible Fungi Institute, Shanghai Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Shanghai 201106)   

  1. Yang Yan Zhou Changyan Wang Chengguang Bai Yunqing (Edible Fungi Institute, Shanghai Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Shanghai 201106)
  • Online:2000-03-20 Published:2000-03-20

Abstract: Hericium erinaceus is a kind of medicinal fungi.It was proved through the investigation on immunoregulatory function of Hericium ernaceus polysaccharides (HEP) that HEP, compared with the control, had remarkable effects on improving the activities of NK cells, promoting the genesis of delayed type hypersensitivity and enhancing the phagocytosis of macrophage. While HEP only had unsignificant effect on humoral immunological function and the proliferation function of immunological organs. And it was indicated that the immunological function of human body could be regulated through the strengthening of the immunocyte activity by Hericium erinaceus polysaccharide

Key words: Hericium erinaceus polysaccharide, Immunocyte, Immunoregulation