New biological activity of the polysaccharide fraction from Cantharellus cibarius and its structural characterization

Natalia Nowacka-Jechalke , Renata Nowak , Marek Juda , Anna Malm , Marta Lemieszek , Wojciech Rzeski , Zbigniew Kaczyński


One of the most commonly consumed mushrooms in Europe is Cantharellus cibarius, also known as chanterelles. Therefore, the investigation of the pro-health properties of crude polysaccharides from this species was performed. The obtained results indicate that the polysaccharide fraction from C. cibarius inhibits the activity of both COX-1 and COX-2. Moreover, the prebiotic potential was revealed in relation to Lactobacillus strains. Crude polysaccharides were found to inhibit the proliferation of colon cancer cells with the simultaneous absence of toxicity towards normal cells. The purification and structural characterization of the examined polysaccharide fraction from C. cibarius indicates that it consists of one monosaccharide in the repeating unit →6)-α-D-Manp-(1→. The presented activities indicate for the first time that this edible mushroom possesses interesting chemopreventive potential, especially against colon cancer.
Author Natalia Nowacka-Jechalke
Natalia Nowacka-Jechalke,,
, Renata Nowak
Renata Nowak,,
, Marek Juda
Marek Juda,,
, Anna Malm
Anna Malm,,
, Marta Lemieszek
Marta Lemieszek,,
, Wojciech Rzeski
Wojciech Rzeski,,
, Zbigniew Kaczyński (FCh / DBCh / LSB)
Zbigniew Kaczyński,,
- Laboratory of Structural Biochemistry
Journal seriesFood Chemistry, ISSN 0308-8146, (A 40 pkt)
Issue year2018
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Englishedible mushroom, anti-inflammatory, prebiotic, anticancer, colon cancer, chemoprevention
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)40
ScoreMinisterial score = 40.0, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 40.0, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Impact Factor: 2017 = 4.946 (2) - 2017=4.879 (5)
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