Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Department of Chemistry

Title

Current evidence for the hepatoprotective activities of the medicinal mushroom Antrodia cinnamomea

Language

English

Abstract

Antrodia cinnamomea (AC) is an endemic mushroom species of Taiwan, and has been demonstrated to possess diverse biological and pharmacological activities, such as anti-hypertension, anti-hyperlipidemia, anti-inflammation, anti-oxidation, anti-tumor, and immunomodulation. This review focuses on the inhibitory effects of AC on hepatitis, hepatocarcinoma, and alcohol-induced liver diseases (e.g., fatty liver, fibrosis). The relevant biochemical and molecular mechanisms are addressed. Overall, this review summarizes the hepatoprotective activities in vitro and in vivo. However, there is no doubt that human and clinical trials are still limited, and further studies are required for the development of AC-related products. © 2013 Yue et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.

Publication Date

2013

Source Publication Title

Chinese Medicine

Volume

8

Issue

21

Start Page

1

End Page

7

Publisher

BioMed Central

DOI

10.1186/1749-8546-8-21

Link to Publisher's Edition

http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1749-8546-8-21

ISSN (print)

17498546

ISSN (electronic)

17498546

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