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Old 07-20-2020, 09:27 AM   #5
donocco
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Re: ORU professor explains his breast cancer research breakthrough that's got him 'fr

I did some research on Reishi mushroom (Ganoderma) which has been used in China against cancer for centuries. Ganoderma contains what are called Triterpenes ( complicated fused ring structure chemicals) and polysaccharides that have anticancer actions, in fact multiple actions.

1. Ganoderma chemicals decrease the production of BCL-2, a protein that in
inhibits apoptosis or cancer cell death

2 Ganoderma increases the amount of BAX protein which increases apoptosis.

3. Ganoderma (Reishi) prevents the action of a protein called NF-Kappa beta which when activated has multiple pro cancer actions like increasing blood vessel formation (angiogenesis) and increasing the activity of MMP proteins that help cancer cells spread.

These are just a few of the anti-cancer actions .

You can get Reishi online easily as it is not a prescription drug.

As far as why research about these various mushrooms isnt done I can probably give you some info as pharmacists have some insight into the politics of cancer. Research is carried out by drug companies as only the drug companies have the money to carry out all of the necessary FDA clinical trials.

Pfizer etc cant patent a mushroom. Therefore the drug companies have little interest in things like anti-cancer mushrooms. You are basically on your own. Still the chemicals in these various mushrooms seem to have multiple anti-cancer actions.

Paul
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