Trypsin inhibitor activity of basidiomycetous mushrooms

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The trypsin inhibiting activities (values) of 55 common and edible mushroom samples (of 35 taxa) were measured quantitatively. The inhibiting activities ranged between 0.36 and 10.42 TIU/mg dry mass. The largest values were found for Laccaria and Hygrophorus species, Craterellus cornucopioides, Gomphidius glutinosus, Macrolepiota rhacodes and Hydnum repandum. The inhibiting activities found were higher than those of cereals but lower than those of some fabaceous plants.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)346-348
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Food Research and Technology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2000


  • Craterellus
  • Gomphidius
  • Higher fungi
  • Hydnum
  • Hygrophorus, Laccaria
  • Trypsin inhibitors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Food Science
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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