FOOD SCIENCE ›› 2019, Vol. 40 ›› Issue (19): 363-369.doi: 10.7506/spkx1002-6630-20181016-162

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Progress in Research on Structure-Function Relationship of Lentinan

WANG Jiateng, WANG Hecong, LIU Lei   

  1. (Beijing Key Laboratory of Plant Resources Research and Development, School of Science, Beijing Technology and Business University, Beijing 100048, China)
  • Online:2019-10-15 Published:2019-10-25

Abstract: Lentinan is one of the major functional components in Lentinus edodes and is often used in medicine and foods. Lentinan, whose backbone is composed of β-D-(1→3)-Glc, has been reported to have various bioactivities such as antioxidant, immunomodulatory, antitumor, antivirus and antibacterial functions. In this article, the current status of studies on structure characteristics, functions and structure-activity relationship of lentinan is summarized. Meanwhile, the existing problems and future development directions are discussed.

Key words: lentinan, structure characteristics, bioactivities, structure-activity relationship

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