Spatial distribution of glucan type and content between caps and stalks in pleurotus eryngii: Impact on the anti-inflammatory functionality

Vaclav Vetvicka, Ofer Gover, Hilla Hayby, Ofer Danay, Nirit Ezov, Yitzhak Hadar, Betty Schwartz*

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Abstract

Pleurotus eryngii is recognized for its prominent nutritional and medicinal value. In our study, we tested the effect of glucans on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced production of TNF-α. We demonstrated that glucan extracts are more effective than mill mushroom preparations. Additionally, the effectiveness of stalk-derived glucans were slightly more pronounced than of caps. Cap and stalk glucans from mill or isolated glucan competed dose-dependently with anti-Dectin-and anti-CR-3 antibodies, indicating that they contain β-glucans recognized by these receptors. Using the dextran sulfate sodium (DSS)-inflammatory bowel disease mice model, intestinal inflammatory response to the mill preparations was measured and compared to extracted glucan fractions from caps and stalks. We found that mill and glucan extracts were very effective in downregulating IFN-γ and MIP-2 levels and that stalk-derived preparations were more effective than from caps. The tested glucans were equally effective in regulating the number of CD14/CD16 monocytes and upregulating the levels of fecal-released IgA to almost normal levels. In conclusion, the most effective glucans in ameliorating some IBD-inflammatory associated symptoms induced by DSS treatment in mice were glucan extracts prepared from the stalk of P. eryngii. These spatial distinctions may be helpful in selecting more effective specific anti-inflammatory mushrooms-derived glucans.

Original languageAmerican English
Article number3371
JournalInternational Journal of Molecular Sciences
Volume19
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2018

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Keywords

  • Glucans
  • Inflammation
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • P. Eryngii

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