Cytotoxic effect on human myeloma cells and leukemic cells by Agaricus blazei. - GreenMedInfo Summary
Cytotoxic Effect on Human Myeloma Cells and Leukemic Cells by theMurill Based Mushroom Extract, Andosan™.
Biomed Res Int. 2017 ;2017:2059825. Epub 2017 Nov 7. PMID: 29238712
Murill is an edible mushroom of the Basidiomycetes family, which has been found to contain a number of compounds with antitumor properties, such as proteoglycans and ergosterol. In the present investigation, we show that the commercial mushroom product Andosan, which contains 82.4%Murill, together with medicinal mushrooms(14.7%) and(2.9%), has a cytotoxic effect on primary myeloma cells, other myeloma cell lines, and leukemia cell linesAlthough the exact content and hence the mechanisms of action of the Andosan extract are unknown, we have found in this investigation indications of cell cycle arrest when myeloma cell lines are cultivated with Andosan. This may be one of the possible explanations for the cytotoxic effects of Andosan.