Consumption of Coprinus comatus polysaccharide extract causes recovery of alcoholic liver damage in rats

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Ozalp F. O. , CANBEK M. , YAMAÇ M. , KANBAK G. , Van Griensven L. J. L. D. , UYANOĞLU M. , ...More

PHARMACEUTICAL BIOLOGY, vol.52, no.8, pp.994-1002, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 52 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.3109/13880209.2013.874536
  • Page Numbers: pp.994-1002


Context: Excess use of alcohol is known to be associated with liver diseases such as fatty liver, alcoholic hepatitis, and cirrhosis. Various practices may be applied to prevent or treat the damage caused by chronic alcoholism. Coprinus comatus (O.F. Mull.) Pers. (Agaricaceae) is a macrofungus that has been reported to aid the recovery of murine livers damaged by benzopyrene.