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Medicinal Mushrooms

Recent Progress in Research and Development

Editors: Agrawal, Dinesh Chandra, Dhansekaran, Muralikrishnan (Eds.)

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  • Contains the latest R & D information on therapeutically important properties of mushrooms
  • Covers mushroom growing in diverse geographical locations across the globe
  • Presents work of authors with immense research experience in medicinal mushrooms
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    • Presents the latest R & D information on medicinal mushrooms from diverse geographical locations
    • Offers comprehensive coverage of the most important application areas of medicinal mushrooms
    • Includes contributions by eminently experienced researchers in the field of medicinal mushrooms

       Medicinal mushrooms are increasingly gaining attention worldwide because of their pharmacologically bioactive compounds, which have demonstrated potent and unique clinical properties. Scientific studies carried out during the last decade have confirmed their efficacy in treating a wide range of diseases. Extracts and bioactive compounds obtained from mushrooms have been used medicinally as anticancer, immunomodulator, antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, anti-atherosclerotic, neuroprotectant, cardioprotectant, antioxidant, and anti-hypoglycemic agents, and in stem cell-based therapies.

    Introducing readers to the latest developments in, and ongoing research efforts on, medicinal mushrooms, this book gathers articles contributed by eminent researchers in different disciplines and from around the globe. Highlighting the tremendous potential of mushrooms for the development of new drugs, the topics covered include but are not limited to:

    •       Recent progress in research on the pharmaceutical potential of medicinal mushrooms and prospects for their clinicalapplication
    •           Edible mushroom neuronutraceuticals: Basis of therapeutics
    •          Overview of therapeutic efficacy of mushrooms
    •          Mushrooms – a wealth of resources for prospective stem cell-based therapies
    •          Mushrooms as potential natural cytostatics

About the authors


Professor/Dr. Dinesh Chandra Agrawal has more than 36 years of research experience in plant biotechnology of diverse species including medicinal plants and medicinal mushrooms. After serving for 31 years, in 2013, he superannuated as a chief scientist and professor of biological sciences at the CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, Pune. Currently, he is working as a professor in the Department of Applied Chemistry, Chaoyang University of Technology (CYUT), Taiwan. He has more than 180 publications including four books to his credit on different aspects of plant biotechnology including medicinal plants and medicinal mushrooms. Professor Agrawal has been bestowed several prestigious awards and fellowships including the Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship (Germany), DBT Overseas Associateship (USA), British Council Scholar (UK), European Research Fellow (UK), and INSA Visiting Scientist. Professor Agrawal has served as a member of the editorial board of Medicinal and Aromatic Plant Abstracts, NISCAIR, Govt. of India. Presently, he is on the editorial board of the International Journal of Applied Science and Engineering (Scopus), serving as associate editor in chief of the journal.

Professor Dr. Muralikrishnan Dhanasekaran is working as a full Professor at Harrison School of Pharmacy, Auburn University, USA. Before joining the Auburn University in the year 2005, he worked as a post-doctoral fellow with Professor Manuchair Ebadi, University of North Dakota, and Professor Bala Manyam, Texas A & M, USA. Professor Dhanasekaran’s area of research and interest focuses on neuropharmacology, toxicology, dietary and natural products. He successfully completed the New Investigator Research Grant from Alzheimer’s Association, several Auburn University grants, and other research projects from a Pharmaceutical Company. Professor Dhanasekaran has received several awards from Auburn University for teaching Pharm D. and graduate students. He has published more than 100 scientific abstracts, 70 peer-reviewed publications, and several book chapters, and serves as a reviewer and member of the editorial board in several scientific journals.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)
  • Recent Progress in Research on the Pharmacological Potential of Mushrooms and Prospects for Their Clinical Application

    Pages 1-70

    Badalyan, Susanna M. (et al.)

  • Edible Mushrooms as Neuro-nutraceuticals: Basis of Therapeutics

    Pages 71-101

    Remya, V. R. (et al.)

  • Overview of Therapeutic Efficacy of Mushrooms

    Pages 103-141

    Ramesh, Sindhu (et al.)

  • Mushrooms as Potential Natural Cytostatics

    Pages 143-168

    Stajić, Mirjana (et al.)

  • Immunomodulatory Aspects of Medicinal Mushrooms

    Pages 169-185

    Patel, Seema

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-981-13-6382-5
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Hardcover $199.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Medicinal Mushrooms
Book Subtitle
Recent Progress in Research and Development
Editors
  • Dinesh Chandra Agrawal
  • Muralikrishnan Dhansekaran
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-6382-5
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-6382-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-6381-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 419
Number of Illustrations
36 b/w illustrations, 46 illustrations in colour
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