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Mushrooms with Therapeutic Potentials

Recent Advances in Research and Development

  • Provides current insights into the prophylactic and therapeutic potentials of mushrooms in various diseases

  • Covers the therapeutic efficacy of mushrooms in respiratory health, gut microbiota, dementia, and cancer

  • Includes mushroom’s curative role in COVID-19, neuroprotection, epilepsy, and kidney-related diseases

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Table of contents (19 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xx
  2. Mushrooms as Promising Therapeutic Resources: Review and Future Perspectives

    • Susanna M. Badalyan, Sylvie Morel, Anush Barkhudaryan, Sylvie Rapior
    Pages 1-54
  3. Medicinal Mushrooms for Respiratory Health

    • Han Ni Booi, Mei Kee Lee, Kang Nee Ting, Shin Yee Fung
    Pages 55-96
  4. Therapeutic and Prophylactic Potential of Medicinal Mushrooms in COVID-19

    • Rachel Parise, Rishi M. Nadar, Jack DeRuiter, Suhrud Pathak, Sindhu Ramesh, Timothy Moore et al.
    Pages 97-111
  5. Influences of Edible Mushrooms on Dynamic and Diversity of Gut Microbiota

    • Alexandru Stefan Barcan, Laura Dorina Dinu, Vlad Vălu, Emanuel Vamanu
    Pages 113-146
  6. Mushrooms – From Traditional Remedies to the Modern Therapeutics

    • Mirjana Stajić, Milica Galić, Jasmina Ćilerdžić
    Pages 147-188
  7. Biopharmaceutical Potential of Ophiocordyceps sinensis for Human Health

    • Li-Yin Pang, Sue-Mian Then, Kuan-Hon Lim, Kang-Nee Ting, Shin-Yee Fung
    Pages 189-219
  8. Anticancer Potential of Ganoderma lucidum and Its Underlying Mechanisms 

    • Seren Gündoğdu, Nadire Özenver
    Pages 221-240
  9. Cognitive Enhancing Effects of Medicinal Mushrooms: A Potential Neuroprotective Implication in Dementias

    • Phillip McCain, Jack Deruiter, Suhrud Pathak, Keyi Liu, Rishi M. Nadar, Sindhu Ramesh et al.
    Pages 241-252
  10. Potential of Medicinal Mushrooms in Human Health and Welfare: An Overview

    • Itika Sharma, Malvi Choudhary, Sanjana Kaul, Dinesh Chandra Agrawal, Manoj K. Dhar
    Pages 253-284
  11. Mycotherapeutics Reduce Nephrotoxicity and Renal Diseases

    • Rishi M. Nadar, Keyi Liu, Jack DeRuiter, Suhrud Pathak, Sindhu Ramesh, Timothy Moore et al.
    Pages 285-308
  12. Proteomic Research on the Therapeutic Properties of Medicinal Mushrooms

    • Boris Jakopovic, Nada Oršolić, Sandra Kraljević Pavelić, Ivan Jakopovich
    Pages 309-344
  13. Mycotherapeutics Affecting Dopaminergic Neurotransmission to Exert Neuroprotection

    • Shannon Kim, Rishi M. Nadar, Jack DeRuiter, Suhrud Pathak, Sindhu Ramesh, Timothy Moore et al.
    Pages 369-392
  14. Biological Activities of Some Edible Mushrooms

    • Didem Şöhretoğlu, Ayşe Kuruüzüm-Uz
    Pages 393-424
  15. Nephroprotective Effects of Four Ganoderma Species

    • Rishi M. Nadar, Jack Deruiter, Suhrud Pathak, Surekha Kadannagari, Jahnavi Dhingra, Satyanarayana Pondugula et al.
    Pages 425-440
  16. Mechanisms Involved in Edible Mushrooms’ Health Beneficial Effects

    • Diana-Roxana Pelinescu, Ileana Stoica
    Pages 441-457
  17. Mycotherapy (Medicinal Mushrooms) as a Potential Treatment for Epilepsy

    • Rishi M. Nadar, Suhrud Pathak, Jack Deruiter, Fada Alghenaim, Sindhu Ramesh, Graham Lynn et al.
    Pages 459-478
  18. Natural vs. Synthetic Psilocybin: The Same or Completely Different?

    • Amza Ali, Mary-Elizabeth Gifford, Henry Lowe, Lorenzo Gordon, Justin Grant
    Pages 479-492
  19. Preventative and Curative Properties of Reishi and Maitake Mushrooms in Cancer

    • Suhrud Pathak, Nick Martin, Shannon Kim, Sindhu Ramesh, Rishi M. Nadar, Jack DeRuiter et al.
    Pages 493-509

About this book

The book presents new and novel perceptions about ailments alleviating the effects of several mushroom species. Also, the book highlights the curative role of medicinal mushrooms on some peripheral and central diseases. Various chapters in the book (primarily reviews) have been dedicated to providing the therapeutic efficacy of mushrooms against respiratory illnesses, gut microbiota, COVID-19, dementia, epilepsy, mental ailments, cancers, cardiovascular, kidney-related diseases, and other common pathologies. Thus, medicinal mushrooms are current and future consumable healthcare products that usually exhibit nourishing properties and possess prophylactic and therapeutic values with minimal adverse effects and contraindications. The book focuses on Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 3) to promote healthy lives and well-being for all. 

Medical, pharmacy, nursing, and CAM (complementary and alternative medicine) students, practitioners, scholars, researchers, other healthcare professionals, and general readers are this book’s potential audience. The book can be adopted as a textbook for undergraduate and graduate courses so that the therapeutic potential of mushrooms can reach a wider audience. This book strives to create a new resource for the future use of medicinal mushrooms in various disorders. 



Keywords

  • Medicinal mushrooms
  • COVID-19
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Neurodegenerative diseases
  • Preclinical and translational research
  • Clinical studies
  • Clinical trials

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Applied Chemistry, Chaoyang University of Technology, Taichung, Taiwan

    Dinesh Chandra Agrawal

  • Department of Drug Discovery and Development, Auburn University, Harrison School of Pharmacy, Auburn, USA

    Muralikrishnan Dhanasekaran

About the editors

Dr. Dinesh Chandra Agrawal, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Applied Chemistry, at Chaoyang University of Technology (CYUT), Taiwan. He has more than 40 years of research experience in the biotechnology of diverse species, including medicinal plants and mushrooms, and has more than 200 publications, including 8 books (6 by Springer Nature). Professor Agrawal has been bestowed several prestigious awards and fellowships, including the Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship (Germany), DBT Overseas Associateship to USDA, Mississippi State (USA), British Council Scholar (UK), European Research Fellow (UK), and INSA Visiting Scientist (India). Currently, Professor Agrawal is serving as Associate Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Applied Science and Engineering (Scopus) 

Dr. Muralikrishnan Dhanasekaran, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Drug Discovery and Development at Harrison School of Pharmacy, Auburn University, USA. He has more than 90 peer-reviewed international publications and several book chapters and is a reviewer in various peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Dhanasekaran’s lab and research interests are in preclinical research and drug development in neuropharmacology. His current research involves elucidating the neuroprotective and neurotoxic effects of botanicals and synthetic compounds; discovering and developing drugs/compounds targeting Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.



Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Mushrooms with Therapeutic Potentials

  • Book Subtitle: Recent Advances in Research and Development

  • Editors: Dinesh Chandra Agrawal, Muralikrishnan Dhanasekaran

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-19-9550-7

  • Publisher: Springer Singapore

  • eBook Packages: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2023

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-981-19-9549-1Published: 25 April 2023

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-981-19-9552-1Due: 09 May 2024

  • eBook ISBN: 978-981-19-9550-7Published: 24 April 2023

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XX, 509

  • Number of Illustrations: 1 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Pharmacology/Toxicology, Behavioral Therapy, Internal Medicine, Mycology, Medical Microbiology

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