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08-07-2011, 04:07 PM
Maitake (D fraction) mushroom extract induces apoptosis in breast cancer cells by BAK-1 gene activation
Description, background and nutritional information about Maitake mushrooms. (Scroll down for nutritional information.)

08-08-2011, 01:48 AM
Thanks, Elaine.

I finally got all these mushrooms figured out (in Chinese):

Reishi - Ganoderma lucidum - Ling Zhi
Maitake = tree ear
Shitake In Chinese (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_language), it is called xiānggū (香菇 (http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%E9%A6%99%E8%8F%87), literally "fragrant mushroom"). Two Chinese variant names for high grades of shiitake are dōnggū (Chinese (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_language): 冬菇 (http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%E5%86%AC%E8%8F%87), "winter mushroom") and huāgū (花菇 (http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%E8%8A%B1%E8%8F%87), "flower mushroom", which has a flower-like cracking pattern on the mushroom's upper surface)

Source: Wikipedia

08-08-2011, 11:03 AM
You are welcome. Yes. Sometimes it is helpful to look at the kanji to understand the meaning of something. I don't read Chinese, but I read some Japanese which uses kanji plus two kinds of kana in the reading and writing system.

08-08-2011, 12:19 PM
I don't know if I shared this with you guys before, but my breast tumor actually shrank in size when I started getting super-aggressive with my diet. One of the things I was taking was maitake.
www.pinkkitchen.info (http://www.pinkkitchen.info)

05-19-2012, 03:55 AM
In the maitake mushroom has the special structure substance called Beta-D-Glucan. It will help strengthen the immune system. In addition, the study of the biologist of the fungus named Hiroaki Nanba and Keiko Kubo. They found that a compound maitake mushroom named High-Molecular Polysaccharide, called X-fraction or D-fraction and MD-fraction. It helps to control glucose levels or have features prevent diabetes, too (The meaning of D-fraction and MD-fraction is the actual mechanism of self-defense. It consists of glucan and protein complexes that provide the most beneficial to the body).

Source: Maitake mushroom (http://the-maitake-mushroom.blogspot.com)