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    Mushrooms as Functional Foods

    ISBN-10: 0470054069
    ISBN-13: 9780470054062
    Author(s): Peter C. Cheung
    Description: Mushrooms as Functional Foods provides up-to-date information on the chemistry and biology, cultivation, nutritional and medicinal value, and use of mushrooms in the modern functional foods industry. It covers physiology and genetics and highlights  More...
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    Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
    Binding: Hardcover
    Pages: 268
    Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
    Weight: 1.188
    Language: English

    Mushrooms as Functional Foods provides up-to-date information on the chemistry and biology, cultivation, nutritional and medicinal value, and use of mushrooms in the modern functional foods industry. It covers physiology and genetics and highlights applications for functional food, such as sclerotia, and medicinal uses. It discusses the classification, identification, and commercial collection of truffles, morels, and newly cultivated species and covers regulatory issues. An insert has color photographs of various types of mushrooms. This is the definitive reference for food scientists, pharmaceutical scientists working with mushrooms, mycologists, students, and others.

    Foreword
    Preface
    Acknowledgments
    Contributors
    Overview of Mushroom Cultivation and Utilization as Functional Foods
    Introduction
    What Are Mushrooms?
    Definition of a Mushroom
    Ecological Classification of Mushrooms
    Identification of Mushrooms
    Concept of Mushroom Biology and Applied Mushroom Biology
    Mushroom Biology
    Applied Mushroom Biology
    Impact of Applied Mushroom Biology
    Nongreen Revolution
    Mushroom Bioremediation
    Mushroom Cultivation
    Major Phases of Mushroom Cultivation
    Cultivation of Several Selected Mushrooms
    Cultivation of it Agaricus
    Cultivation of Lentinula edodes
    Cultivation of Pleurotus sajor-caju
    Cultivation of Volvariella
    Cultivation of Agaricus brasiliensis
    Cultivation of Ganoderma lucidum
    Utilization of Mushroom Germplasm
    World Mushroom Production
    Mushroom Biotechnology
    Nutritional and Medicinal Value of Mushrooms
    Nutriceuticals and Dietary Supplements
    Development of World Mushroom Industry Movements
    International Movement for Edible Mushrooms
    International Movement for Medicinal Mushrooms
    International Movement for Wild Mushrooms
    Concluding Remarks
    References
    Molecular Analysis and Genomic Studies of Shiitake Mushroom Lentinula edodes
    Introduction
    Isolation of Genes
    Growth
    Substrate-Utilizing Genes
    Development
    Mating-Type Genes
    Genes Differentially Expressed in Dikaryotic Mycelium
    Genes for Initial Fruiting Bodies/Primordium Formation
    Genes for Mature Fruiting Bodies Formation
    Physiological Processes in Lentinula edodes
    Signal Transduction
    Energy Production
    Structural Proteins in Development
    Molecular Genetics
    Generation of Markers
    Typing/Fingerprinting
    Genetic Mapping
    Functional Genomic Approaches for Gene Expression Analysis
    Differential Display: RAP-PCR
    cDNA Representation Difference Analysis
    SAGE and LongSAGE
    SAGE Profiles: Mycelium to Primordium
    SAGE Profiles: Fruiting Bodies
    cDNA Microarray
    Expressed Sequence Tag
    Yeast Two-Hybrid System
    Sequencing-by-Synthesis Approach (454 Life Science)
    Transcriptional Regulation
    Transcriptional Factors
    Promoter Analysis
    Transformation
    Transformation Methods
    PEG-Mediated Transformation
    Restriction Enzyme-Mediated Integration
    Others
    Lentinula edodes Genes Used in Transformation
    Process Analysis
    Postharvest Studies
    Stress Responses
    Studies of Temperature Stress in Mushrooms
    Studies of Molecular Chaperones in Fungi
    Lignocellulose Degradation
    Meiosis
    Conclusion
    References
    Nutritional Value and Health Benefits of Mushrooms
    Introduction
    Wild and Cultivated Edible Mushrooms
    Production of Cultivated Mushrooms
    Nutritional Composition
    Conventional Edible Mushrooms
    Moisture
    Protein and Amino Acids
    Fat
    Ash and Minerals
    Vitamins
    Dietary Fiber
    Carbohydrates
    Energy
    Other Components
    Newly Cultivated/Nonconventional Mushrooms
    Nutritional Evaluation
    General Aspects
    Biological Methods for Nutritional Evaluation
    Mushroom Protein Quality
    Health Benefits of Edible Mushrooms
    General Aspects
    Antioxidants in Mushrooms
    Bioactive Components and Their Antioxidative Activities
    Characterization of Mushroom Phenolic Antioxidants
    Biosynthesis of Phenolic Compounds from Mushrooms or Fungi
    Hypocholesterolemic Effect of Mushrooms
    Hypoglycemic Effect of Mushrooms
    Conclusion
    References
    Sclerotia: Emerging Functional Food Derived from Mushrooms
    Introduction
    Concepts of Mushroom Sclerotia
    Ontogeny of Sclerotia
    Morphological Aspects
    Physiological Aspects
    Translocation
    Exudation
    Structure of Sclerotia
    Rind
    Cortex
    Medulla
    Cultivation of Mushroom Sclerotia
    Sclerotia of Pleurotus tuber-regium (Fries) Singer
    Sclerotia of Polyporus rhinocerus Cooke
    Sclerotia of Wolfiporia cocos (Schw.) Ryv. Et Gilbn [Poria cocos (Schw.) Wolf]
    Biochemical, Nutritional, and Technological Characteristics of Mushroom Sclerotia
    Biochemical Components of Mushroom Sclerotia
    Cell Walls
    Extracellular Matrix
    Cytoplasmic Reserves
    Nutritional Evaluation of Mushroom Sclerotia
    Proximate Composition
    Sclerotial Dietary Fiber
    Physicochemical and Functional Properties of Mushroom Sclerotial DF
    Biopharmacological Values of Mushroom Sclerotia of
    In Vitro Mineral Binding Capacity
    In Vitro Fermentability
    In Vivo Ca and Mg Absorption
    Antitumor and Immunomodulatory Activities
    Conclusion
    References
    Antitumor and Immunomodulatory Activities of Mushroom Polysaccharides
    Introduction
    Antitumor Polysaccharides from Mushrooms (Higher Fungi)
    Mechanisms of Antitumor Action of Mushroom Polysaccharides
    Antiproliferation of Cancer Cells and Induction of Apoptosis
    Immunomodulation
    Effects of Mushroom Polysaccharides on Macrophages and Spleen Cells
    Effects of Mushroom Polysaccharides on NK Cells
    Effects of Mushroom Polysaccharides on DCs
    Effects of Mushroom Polysaccharides on Hematopoietic Stem Cells
    Antimetastasis
    Antiangiogenesis
    Structure and Antitumor Activity Relationship of Polysaccharides
    Effect of Molecular Mass
    Impact of Branching Configuration
    Relationship of Antitumor Activity and Conformation
    Improvement of Antitumor Activity by Chemical Modifications
    Conclusions
    References
    Regulatory Issues of Mushrooms as Functional Foods and Dietary Supplements: Safety and Efficacy
    Introduction
    Legal and Regulatory Issues of Introducing and Controlling Dietary Supplements from Medicinal Mushrooms in Different Countries
    World Health Organization Guidelines
    Codex Alimentarius
    United States
    European Union
    Canada
    Australia and New Zealand
    Japan
    Israel
    Safety and Diversity of Dietary Supplement Types from Culinary-Medicinal Mushrooms
    Submerged Culturing as Best Technique for Obtaining Consistent and Safe Mushroom Products
    Experiences of Seven Countries in Consolidating Their Food Safety Systems
    Summary
    References
    Index

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