Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Mushrooms, Is There Anything They Can't Do?

Thanks, I think, to a "friend."

From the Journal of Neurochemistry, January 20:

Hericerin derivatives activates a pan-neurotrophic pathway in central hippocampal neurons converging to ERK1/2 signaling enhancing spatial memory



....Mice fed with H. erinaceus crude extract and hericene A also exhibited increased neurotrophin expression and downstream signaling, resulting in significantly enhanced hippocampal memory. Hericene A therefore acts through a novel pan-neurotrophic signaling pathway, leading to improved cognitive performance.

I'm not sure if he is trying to imply something or not.

Previously on the fungus among us: