Antiviral activity of polyporoid mushrooms (higher Basidiomycetes) from Altai Mountains (Russia)

Int J Med Mushrooms. 2012;14(1):37-45. doi: 10.1615/intjmedmushr.v14.i1.40.


Antiviral activity against type A influenza virus of birds A/chicken/Kurgan/05/2005 (H5N1) and humans A/Aichi/2/68 (H3N2) was investigated for aqueous extracts from mycelium of 11 basidial fungi species collected in the Altai Mountains (Altai Republic, Russia). The most perspective strains for producing antiviral medicines are studied strains Daedaleopsis confragosa, Datronia mollis, Ischnoderma benzoinum, Trametes gibbosa, T. versicolor, Laricifomes officinalis, and Lenzites betulina.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Antiviral Agents / chemistry*
  • Antiviral Agents / pharmacology*
  • Basidiomycota / chemistry*
  • Cell Line
  • Dogs
  • Influenza A Virus, H3N2 Subtype / drug effects*
  • Influenza A Virus, H5N1 Subtype / drug effects*
  • Russia


  • Antiviral Agents