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Ergothioneinein Mushrooms-Nature’s Best Source of a New Human Vitamin?

Robert Beelman – Professor of Food Science, Penn State University History L-ergothioneine (ERGO) is a naturally occurring dietary antioxidant whose name is derived but the fact that it was first identified in the sclerotia of the ergot fungus (Tauret, 1909) •Ergo is not synthesized by higher plants or animals but is taken up from the […]

The unusual amino acid L-ergothioneine is … [Cell Death Differ. 2010] – PubMed – NCBI

Ergothioneine (ET) is an unusual sulfur-containing derivative of the amino acid, histidine, which is derived exclusively through the diet. Although ET was isolated a century ago, its physiologic function has not been clearly established. Recently, a highly specific transporter for ET (ETT) was identified in mammalian tissues, which explains abundant tissue levels of ET and […]