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Medicinal Mushrooms

Recent Progress in Research and Development

  • Dinesh Chandra Agrawal
  • Muralikrishnan Dhanasekaran

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. V. R. Remya, Goutam Chandra, K. P. Mohanakumar
    Pages 71-101
  3. Sindhu Ramesh, Mohammed Majrashi, Mohammed Almaghrabi, Manoj Govindarajulu, Eddie Fahoury, Maali Fadan et al.
    Pages 103-141
  4. Mirjana Stajić, Jelena Vukojević, Jasmina Ćilerdžić
    Pages 143-168
  5. Marthandam Asokan Shibu, Tamilselvi Shanmugam, Dinesh Chandra Agrawal, Chih-Yang Huang
    Pages 187-205
  6. Wooseok Lee, Ayaka Fujihashi, Manoj Govindarajulu, Sindhu Ramesh, Jack Deruiter, Mohammed Majrashi et al.
    Pages 223-249
  7. Daniel A. Abugri, Joseph A. Ayariga, Boniface J. Tiimob, Clement G. Yedjou, Frank Mrema, William H. Witola
    Pages 251-273
  8. Prabin Pradeep, Vidya Manju, Mohammad Feraz Ahsan
    Pages 275-297
  9. Sindhu Ramesh, Mohammed Majrashi, Mohammed Almaghrabi, Manoj Govindarajulu, Maali Fadan, Jack Deruiter et al.
    Pages 299-316
  10. Giuseppe Venturella, Paola Saporita, Maria Letizia Gargano
    Pages 317-333
  11. Sanjana Kaul, Malvi Choudhary, Suruchi Gupta, Dinesh Chandra Agrawal, Manoj K. Dhar
    Pages 371-389
  12. Saraswathy Nachimuthu, Ruckmani Kandasamy, Ramalingam Ponnusamy, Jack Deruiter, Muralikrishnan Dhanasekaran, Sivasudha Thilagar
    Pages 391-407
  13. Palaniyandi Karuppaiya, Abdul Khader Akbar
    Pages 409-419

About this book



    • 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          clinical application.
    •       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


Medicinal mushrooms Pharmaceuticals Medicinal chemistry Toxicology Muscarine

Editors and affiliations

  • Dinesh Chandra Agrawal
    • 1
  • Muralikrishnan Dhanasekaran
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Applied ChemistryChaoyang University of TechnologyTaichungTaiwan
  2. 2.Department of Drug Discovery and Development, Harrison School of PharmacyAuburn UniversityAuburnUSA

About the editors

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.

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