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Effects of UV-B radiation levels on concentrations of phytosterol, ergothioneine, andpolyphenolic co
Sapozhnikova Y, Byrdwell WC, Lobato A, and Romig B. “Effects of UV-B radiation levels on concentrations of phytosterol, ergothioneine, andpolyphenolic compounds in mushroom powders used as dietary supplement.” J. Agric. Food Chem., Just Accepted Manuscript • DOI: 10.1021/jf403852k • Publication Date (Web): 16 Mar 2014. This study provides some new information on effects of UV-B radiation on these important natural bioactive compounds in mushrooms. Powder dietary supplements were made from white, brown (Agaricus bisporus), oyster (Pleurotus ostreatus) and shiitake (Lentinula edodes).