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Lentinula edodes (generic name)

treats Immunomodulator, HIV, Cancer, and Genital warts
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Fujiwara K, Sato T, Yonei T, et al. [A case of chronic hypersensitivity pneumonitis induced by shiitake mushroom spores]. Nihon Kokyuki Gakkai Zasshi 2000;38(12):908-913.

Gordon M, Bihari B, Goosby E, et al. A placebo-controlled trial of the immune modulator, lentinan, in HIV-positive patients: a phase I/II trial. J Med 1998;29(5-6):305-330.

Hanada K, Hashimoto I. Flagellate mushroom (Shiitake) dermatitis and photosensitivity. Dermatology 1998;197(3):255-257.

Hitosugi M, Kitamura O, Takatsu A, et al. Autopsy case of duodenal obstruction from impacted mushroom. J Gastroenterol 1998;33(4):562-565.

Hokama Y, Hokama JL. In vitro inhibition of platelet aggregation with low dalton compounds from aqueous dialysates of edible fungi. Res Commun Chem Pathol Pharmacol 1981;31(1):177-180.

Jong SC, Birmingham JM. Medicinal and therapeutic value of the shiitake mushroom. Adv Appl Microbiol 1993;39:153-184.

Lippert U, Martin V, Schwertfeger C, et al. Shiitake dermatitis. Br J Dermatol 2003;148(1):178-179.

Matsui S, Nakazawa T, Umegae Y, et al. Hypersensitivity pneumonitis induced by Shiitake mushroom spores. Intern Med 1992;31(10):1204-1206.

Moore JE, Convery RP, Millar BC, et al. Hypersensitivity pneumonitis associated with mushroom worker's lung: an update on the clinical significance of the importation of exotic mushroom varieties. Int Arch Allergy Immunol 2005;136(1):98-102.

Ng ML, Yap AT. Inhibition of human colon carcinoma development by lentinan from shiitake mushrooms (Lentinus edodes). J Altern Complement Med 2002;8(5):581-589.

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Sastre J, Ibanez MD, Lopez M, et al. Respiratory and immunological reactions among Shiitake (Lentinus edodes) mushroom workers. Clin Exp Allergy 1990;20(1):13-19.

Shimada S, Komamura K, Kumagai H, et al. Inhibitory activity of shiitake flavor against platelet aggregation. Biofactors 2004;22(1-4):177-179.

Tarvainen K, Salonen JP, Kanerva L, et al. Allergy and toxicodermia from shiitake mushrooms. J Am Acad Dermatol 1991;24(1):64-66.

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