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A new anti-hypoxia functional agent——Schizophyllum commune fermented broth and its biochemical mechanisms
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Pages: 82-87
Year: Issue:  2
Journal: Engineering Sciences

Keyword:  altitude illness prevention and treatment anti-hypoxia aerobic metabolism glycogen adenosine triphosphate(ATP);
Abstract: In order to overcome hypoxia induced sickness,a stable source of anti-hypoxia functional agents, Schizophyllum commune fermented broth has been developed in this study. Animal experiments were conducted to examine its anti-hypoxia activities and possible mechanisms involved. The acute hypoxic experiment showed that Schizophyllum commune fermented broth could significantly prolong the survival time of mice. The underlying mechanisms were associated with improved energy metabolism based on a study carried out in rats exposed to a low pressure chamber simulating the low pressure environment of 8 000 m altitude. It was concluded that the Schizophyllum commune fermented broth was an effective anti-hypoxia functional agent and could be greatly bene- ficial to those living and working at high altitudes,such as people who reside in the reconstruction regions of Yushu.
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