Li Khva Ren, Vasil'ev AV, Orekhov AN, Tertov VV, Tutel'ian VA
Vopr Pitan 1989 Jan-Feb :1 16-9
Antiatherosclerotic properties of water and alcoholic extracts of 20 types of high-species mushrooms were investigated by evaluation of intracellular cholesterol accumulation and 3H-thymidine inclusion into the cells of the human aortal intima in culture. The influence of a single intake of some mushroom species on antiatherosclerotic properties of the human sera was studied. It has been shown that Ganoderma lucidum and Lentinus edodes possess pronounced antiatherosclerotic properties.