Polysaccharies of higher fungi: Biological role, structure and antioxidative activity

M.S. Kozarski, A. Klaus, M. Niksic, L.J.L.D. van Griensven, M.M. Vrvic, D.M. Jakovljevic

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The fungal polysaccharides attract a lot of attention due to their multiple challenging bio-logical properties, such as: anti-tumor, anti-viral, anticomplementary, anticoagulant, hypo-lipidemic, immunomodulatory and immune-stimulatory activities, which all together make them suitable for application in many quite distinctive areas, such as food industry, bio-medicine, cosmetology, agriculture, environmental protection and waste water manage-ment. This article presents results with respect to biological properties, structure and pro-cedures related to the isolation and activation of polysaccharides of higher fungi. It is considered and presented along with a review of the critical antioxidative activity and pos-sible influence of the structural composition of polysaccharide extracts (isolated from these higher fungi) upon their antioxidative properties.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)305-320
JournalHemijska Industrija
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • radical scavenging activities
  • activated protein-kinases
  • ganoderma-lucidum
  • agaricus-brasiliensis
  • lentinus-edodes
  • beta-glucan
  • feruloyl oligosaccharides
  • chemical-characterization
  • butylated hydroxyanisole
  • medicinal mushrooms

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    Kozarski, M. S., Klaus, A., Niksic, M., van Griensven, L. J. L. D., Vrvic, M. M., & Jakovljevic, D. M. (2014). Polysaccharies of higher fungi: Biological role, structure and antioxidative activity. Hemijska Industrija, 68(3), 305-320. https://doi.org/10.2298/HEMIND121114056K