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cordyceps sinensis

Ding-Tao Wu, Guang-Ping Lv, Jian Zheng, Qian Li, Shuang-Cheng Ma, Shao-Ping Li, Jing Zhao
Natural Cordyceps collected in Bhutan has been widely used as natural Cordyceps sinensis, an official species of Cordyceps used as Chinese medicines, around the world in recent years. However, whether Cordyceps from Bhutan could be really used as natural C. sinensis remains unknown. Therefore, DNA sequence, bioactive components including nucleosides and polysaccharides in twelve batches of Cordyceps from Bhutan were firstly investigated, and compared with natural C. sinensis. Results showed that the fungus of Cordyceps from Bhutan was C...
November 22, 2016: Scientific Reports
Changwen Du, Jianmin Zhou, Jianfeng Liu
With increased demand for Cordyceps sinensis it needs rapid methods to meet the challenge of identification raised in quality control. In this study Cordyceps sinensis from four typical natural habitats in China was characterized by depth-profiling Fourier transform infrared photoacoustic spectroscopy. Results demonstrated that Cordyceps sinensis samples resulted in typical photoacoustic spectral appearance, but heterogeneity was sensed in the whole sample; due to the heterogeneity Cordyceps sinensis was represented by spectra of four groups including head, body, tail and leaf under a moving mirror velocity of 0...
October 5, 2016: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
Tianyi He, Ruxing Zhao, Yiran Lu, Wenjuan Li, Xinguo Hou, Yu Sun, Ming Dong, Li Chen
Purpose. To investigate the effects of Corbrin Capsule (CS-C-Q80), a drug derived from Cordyceps sinensis (Berk.) Sacc., on autoimmune thyroid diseases (AITD). Methods. 44 Patients with Graves's disease (GD) and 56 patients with Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT) were randomly assigned to treatment group (GD-Tx and HT-Tx) or control group (GD-Ct and HT-Ct). The control groups were given methimazole or levothyroxine only while the treatment groups were given Corbrin Capsule (2.0 g tid) besides the same conventional prescriptions as control groups...
2016: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
Zheng Wang, Xue Wu, Yan-Ni Liang, Li Wang, Zhong-Xing Song, Jian-Li Liu, Zhi-Shu Tang
Cordycepin is an active component of the traditional Chinese medicine Cordyceps sinensis and Cordyceps militaris with notable anticancer activity. Though the prominent inhibitory activity was reported in different kinds of cancer cell lines, the concrete mechanisms remain elusive. It was reported that cordycepin could be converted into tri-phosphates in vivo to confuse a number of enzymes and interfere the normal cell function. For the inhibitory mechanism of EGFR inhibitors and the structure similarity of ATP and tri-phosphated cordycepin, human lung cancer cell line H1975 was employed to investigate the inhibitory effect of cordycepin...
2016: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
Fei Xia, Xin Chen, Meng-Yuan Guo, Xiao-Hui Bai, Yan Liu, Guang-Rong Shen, Yu-Ling Li, Juan Lin, Xuan-Wei Zhou
Chinese Cordyceps, known in Chinese as "DongChong XiaCao", is a parasitic complex of a fungus (Ophiocordyceps sinensis) and a caterpillar. The current study explored the endogenetic fungal communities inhabiting Chinese Cordyceps. Samples were collected from five different geographical regions of Qinghai and Tibet, and the nuclear ribosomal internal transcribed spacer-1 sequences from each sample were obtained using Illumina high-throughput sequencing. The results showed that Ascomycota was the dominant fungal phylum in Chinese Cordyceps and its soil microhabitat from different sampling regions...
2016: Scientific Reports
Ailing Liu, Jinxiang Wu, Aijun Li, Wenxiang Bi, Tian Liu, Liuzhao Cao, Yahui Liu, Liang Dong
OBJECTIVES: Cellular senescence is a state of irreversible growth arrest induced either by telomere shortening (replicative senescence) or stress. The bronchial epithelial cell is often injured by inhaled toxic substances, such as cigarette smoke. In the present study, we investigated whether exposure to cigarette smoke extract (CSE) induces senescence of bronchial epithelial cells; and Cordyceps sinensis mechanism of inhibition of CSE-induced cellular senescence. METHODS: Human bronchial epithelial cells (16HBE cells) cultured in vitro were treated with CSE and/or C...
2016: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Pei-Wen Wang, Yu-Chiang Hung, Wen-Tai Li, Chau-Ting Yeh, Tai-Long Pan
Cordyceps sinensis (C. sinensis) has been reported to treat liver diseases. Here, we investigated the inhibitory effect of C. sinensis on hepatocarcinoma in a diethylnitrosamine (DEN)-induced rat model with functional proteome tools.In the DEN-exposed group, levels of serum alanine aminotransferase and aspartate aminotransferase were increased while C. sinensis application remarkably inhibited the activities of these enzymes. Histopathological analysis also indicated that C. sinensis could substantially restore hypertrophic hepatocytes caused by DEN, suggesting that C...
August 11, 2016: Oncotarget
Kit-Leong Cheong, Lan-Ying Wang, Ding-Tao Wu, De-Jun Hu, Jing Zhao, Shao-Ping Li
Cordyceps sinensis is a well-known tonic food with broad medicinal properties. The aim of the present study was to investigate the optimization of microwave-assisted extraction (MAE) and characterize chemical structures and chain conformation of polysaccharides from a novel C. sinensis fungus UM01. Ion-exchange and gel filtration chromatography were used to purify the polysaccharides. The chemical structure of purified polysaccharide was determined through gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. Moreover, high performance size exclusion chromatography combined with refractive index detector and multiangle laser light scattering were conducted to analyze the molecular weight (Mw ) and chain conformation of purified polysaccharide...
September 2016: Journal of Food Science
Nerida L Klupp, Hosen Kiat, Alan Bensoussan, Genevieve Z Steiner, Dennis H Chang
This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of Ganoderma lucidum for the treatment of hyperglycaemia and other cardiovascular risk components of metabolic syndrome using a prospective, double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled trial. Eighty-four participants with type 2 diabetes mellitus and metabolic syndrome were randomised to one of three intervention groups: Ganoderma lucidum, Ganoderma lucidum with Cordyceps sinensis, or placebo. The dosage was 3 g/day of Ganoderma lucidum, with or without Cordyceps sinensis, for 16 weeks...
2016: Scientific Reports
Shan Lin, Zhi-Qiang Liu, Peter James Baker, Ming Yi, Hui Wu, Feng Xu, Yi Teng, Yu-Guo Zheng
The addition of various sulfates for enhanced cordyceps polysaccharide (CP) production in submerged cultivation of H. sinensis was investigated, and manganese sulfate was found the most effective. 2mM of manganese sulfate on 0day (d) was investigated as the optimal adding condition, and the CP production reached optimum with 5.33%, increasing by 93.3% compared with the control. Furthermore, the consumption of three main precursors of CP was studied over cultivation under two conditions. Intracellular mannose content decreased by 43...
November 2016: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
Amira Mira, Wael Alkhiary, Qinchang Zhu, Toshinori Nakagawa, Hai-Bang Tran, Yhiya M Amen, Kuniyoshi Shimizu
Isoepoxypteryxin is the major coumarin of a Japanese medicinal plant Angelica shikokiana. This research was designed to study the effect of structural changes through fungal biotransformation on the reported biological activities of isoepoxypteryxin. Among the tested microorganisms, only Cordyceps sinensis had enzymes that could catalyze the ester hydrolysis and the reductive cleavage of the epoxide ring of isoepoxypteryxin, separately, to give two more polar metabolites (+)-cis-khellactone (P1) and a new coumarin derivative (+)-cis-3'-[(2-methyl-3-hydroxybutanoyl)oxy]-4'-acetoxy-3',4'-dihydroseselin (P2), respectively...
October 2016: Chemistry & Biodiversity
Le-Wen Shao, Li-Hua Huang, Sheng Yan, Jian-Di Jin, Shao-Yan Ren
Cordycepin, also termed 3'-deoxyadenosine, is a nucleoside analogue from Cordyceps sinensis and has been reported to demonstrate numerous biological and pharmacological properties. Our previous study illustrated that the anti-tumor effect of cordycepin may be associated with apoptosis. In the present study, the apoptotic effect of cordycepin on HepG2 cells was investigated using 4',6-diamidino-2-phenylindole, tetraethylbenzimidazolylcarbocyanine iodide and propidium iodide staining analysis and flow cytometry...
August 2016: Oncology Letters
Sensen Lin, Xiaodan Lyu, Jun Yu, Li Sun, Danyu Du, Yanqi Lai, Hongyang Li, Ying Wang, Luyong Zhang, Hongping Yin, Shengtao Yuan
BACKGROUND: Cordyceps has long been used to treat cancer. However, its pharmacologically active components as well as the molecular mechanisms underlying its effects are still unclear. PURPOSE: To investigate the effect of MHP-1, a newly isolated polysaccharide from Mortierella hepialid (the asexual structure of C. sinensis), on breast cancer metastasis. STUDY DESIGN: The effect of MHP-1 on breast cancer cell migration, epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and TGF-β signaling were investigated in vitro and in vivo...
September 15, 2016: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
Jovana D Vasiljevic, Lada P Zivkovic, Andrea M Cabarkapa, Vladan P Bajic, Ninoslav J Djelic, Biljana M Spremo-Potparevic
Context • Cordyceps sinensis (C sinensis) is a well-known, traditional, Chinese medicinal mushroom, valued for its beneficial properties for human health. C sinensis has been reported to have immunomodulatory, anticancer, antiaging, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity. Despite potential medicinal benefits, no previously published reports are available about the genotoxicity or antigenotoxicity of C sinensis, as detected by comet assay. Objective • The objective of the study was to evaluate both the genotoxic and antigenotoxic potential of an extract of C sinensis (CS extract) in human peripheral blood cells...
June 2016: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
Yi Yu, Wenting Wang, Linping Wang, Fang Pang, Lanping Guo, Lai Song, Guiming Liu, Chengqiang Feng
Paecilomyces hepiali is an endoparasitic fungus that commonly exists in the natural Cordyceps sinensis Here, we report the draft genome sequence of P. hepiali, which will facilitate the exploitation of medicinal compounds produced by the fungus.
2016: Genome Announcements
Jin Xu, Ying Huang, Xiang-Xiang Chen, Shuai-Chao Zheng, Peng Chen, Ming-He Mo
The entomopathogenic fungus Ophiocordyceps sinensis, formerly known as Cordyceps sinensis, has long been used as a traditional Chinese medicine for the treatment of many illnesses. In recent years its usage has increased dramatically because of the improvement of people's living standard and the emphasis on health. Such demands have resulted in over-harvesting of this fungus in the wild. Fortunately, scientists have demonstrated that artificially cultured and fermented mycelial products of O. sinensis have similar pharmacological activities to wild O...
July 3, 2016: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
Wei Lei, Guren Zhang, Guangguo Wu, Xin Liu
Ophiocordyceps sinensis (syn. Cordyceps sinensis), one of the most valuable medicinal mushrooms, has great economic importance on the Tibetan Plateau. We isolated an anamorphic fungus Lecanicillium pui from natural O. sinensis specimens and found that the optimal temperature for its culture on potato dextrose agar media was 25°C. Cell ultrastructure in L. pui hyphae and spores was characterized by transmission electron microscopy, and it was observed that some primary organelles showed the typical fungal features...
2016: International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms
Hong Liu, Diyong Cao, Hua Liu, Xinghai Liu, Wenli Mai, Haitao Lan, Wen Huo, Qian Zheng
OBJECTIVES: Our previous work found that Cordyceps sinensis (CS) improves the activity and secretory function of pancreatic islet beta cells. The objective was to observe a further possible role of CS in the protection of insulin-secreting cells. METHODS: A rat model of type 2 diabetes mellitus was developed with streptozotocin (STZ) and a high-energy fat diet (HFD). CS was administered in the successful model of rats with type 2 diabetes. After 4 weeks, the biochemistry index of blood samples was measured, and pathologic observation was performed by immunohistochemistry...
August 2016: Canadian Journal of Diabetes
Xue-Mei Li, Jing-Hua Peng, Zhao-Lin Sun, Hua-Jie Tian, Xiao-Hua Duan, Lin Liu, Xin Ma, Qin Feng, Ping Liu, Yi-Yang Hu
AIM: Chinese medicine CGA formula consists of polysaccharide from Cordyceps sinensis mycelia (CS-PS), gypenosides and amygdalin, which is derived from Fuzheng Huayu (FZHY) capsule for treating liver fibrosis. In this study we attempted to confirm the therapeutic effects of CGA formula in dimethylnitrosamine (DMN)-induced liver fibrosis in rats, and to identify the mechanisms of anti-fibrotic actions. METHODS: Rats were injected with DMN (10 mg·kg(-1)·d(-1), ip) for 3 consecutive days per week over a 4-week period...
June 2016: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
J B Wang, R J St Leger, C Wang
Fungi are the commonest pathogens of insects and crucial regulators of insect populations. The rapid advance of genome technologies has revolutionized our understanding of entomopathogenic fungi with multiple Metarhizium spp. sequenced, as well as Beauveria bassiana, Cordyceps militaris, and Ophiocordyceps sinensis among others. Phylogenomic analysis suggests that the ancestors of many of these fungi were plant endophytes or pathogens, with entomopathogenicity being an acquired characteristic. These fungi now occupy a wide range of habitats and hosts, and their genomes have provided a wealth of information on the evolution of virulence-related characteristics, as well as the protein families and genomic structure associated with ecological and econutritional heterogeneity, genome evolution, and host range diversification...
2016: Advances in Genetics
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