Extract of white button mushroom affects skin healing and angiogenesis

Extract of white button mushroom affects skin healing and angiogenesis.


Lam WP, Wang CM, Tsui TY, Wai MS, Tang HC, Wong YW, Lam LH, Hui LK, Yew DT.

Source Brain Research Centre, School of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, New Territories,

Hong Kong.

Abstract White button mushroom extract was examined in this study on (1) its potential effect on angiogenesis in chorioallantoic culture and

(2) its recovering effect on the skin after injury in the ICR mice. Methods used included TUNEL assay on apoptosis

immunohistochemistry for vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), proliferative cell nuclear antigen (PCNA), epidermal growth factor

(EGF),transforming growth factor β (TGF-β), and immune factor CD4 and western blotting.

The results of chorioallantoic culture showed that the mushroom treatment led to significant increase in densities of VEGF sites.

In the skin injury, ICR mice model increased EGF, PCNA, and collagen fibers, along with decrease of TUNEL positive apoptotic cells and

limited reaction of TGF-β and CD4 indicated that white button mushroom extract appeared to have beneficial effects on skin in regeneration and after injury. Microsc. Res.

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