Phellinus linteus – NBRC 6989

Phellinus linteus

Phellinus linteus

NBRC No. NBRC 6989
Scientific Name of this Strain Phellinus linteus (Berkeley & Curtis) Teng
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Type Strain
Accepted Date 1961/01/01
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History IFO 6989 <- IFO (K. Tubaki)
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Rehydration Fluid
Medium 7
Cultivation Temp. 25 C
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 Phellinus linteus (Japanese “meshimakobu”, Chinese “song gen”, Korean “sanghwang”, English “Meshima”, American English “black hoof mushroom”) is a medicinal mushroom used in Japan, Korea and China for centuries to prevent ailments as diverse as gastroenteric dysfunction, diarrhea, haemorrhage and cancers.It is shaped like a hoof, has a bitter taste, and in the wild grows on mulberry trees. The stem’s color ranges from dark brown to black. In Korean traditional medicine, the mushroom is consumed in the form of hot tea.

Early research has suggested that Phellinus linteus has anti-breast cancer activity.

A paper published by Harvard Medical School reported that Phellinus linteus is a promising anti-cancer agent, but that more research is required to understand the mechanisms behind its anti-cancer activity.

Nine compounds were isolated from the active ethylacetate fraction of the fruiting body and identified as protocatechuic acid,protocatechualdehyde, caffeic acid, ellagic acid, hispidin, davallialactone, hypholomine B, interfungins A and inoscavin A of which interfungins A is a potent inhibitor of protein glycation.

Extracts from fruit-bodies or mycelium of Phellinus linteus stimulate the hormonal and cell-mediated immune function; quench the inflammatory reactions caused by a variety of stimuli, and suppress tumor growth and metastasis.

Sequences ITS-LSU rDNA D1D2
Shipping as Vial, test tube or plate (Active)