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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074332/functional-analysis-of-ribonucleotide-reductase-from-cordyceps-militaris-expressed-in-escherichia-coli
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Tatsuya Kato, Suparmin Ahmad, Enoch Y Park
Cordyceps militaris produces cordycepin (3'-deoxyadenosine), which has various activities, including anti-oxidant, anti-tumoral, anti-viral, and anti-inflammatory. Ribonucleotide reductase (RNR) seems to be a candidate to produce cordycepin in C. militaris because RNR catalyzes the reduction of nucleotides to 2'-deoxynucleotides, whose structures are similar to that of cordycepin. However, the role of RNR has not been confirmed yet. In this study, complementary DNAs (cDNAs) of C. militaris RNR (CmRNR) large and small subunits (CmR1 and CmR2) were cloned from C...
January 10, 2017: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071691/comparative-mitochondrial-genomics-toward-exploring-molecular-markers-in-the-medicinal-fungus-cordyceps-militaris
#2
Shu Zhang, Ai-Jing Hao, Yu-Xiang Zhao, Xiao-Yu Zhang, Yong-Jie Zhang
Cordyceps militaris is a fungus used for developing health food, but knowledge about its intraspecific differentiation is limited due to lack of efficient markers. Herein, we assembled the mitochondrial genomes of eight C. militaris strains and performed a comparative mitochondrial genomic analysis together with three previously reported mitochondrial genomes of the fungus. Sizes of the 11 mitochondrial genomes varied from 26.5 to 33.9 kb mainly due to variable intron contents (from two to eight introns per strain)...
January 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068557/cordycepin-inhibits-migration-of-human-glioblastoma-cells-by-affecting-lysosomal-degradation-and-protein-phosphatase-activation
#3
Dueng-Yuan Hueng, Ching-Hsuan Hsieh, Yu-Chen Cheng, Wen-Chiuan Tsai, Ying Chen
Cordycepin, a nucleoside-derivative-isolated form Cordyceps militaris, has been reported to suppress tumor cell proliferation and cause apoptosis. This study investigates the effect of cordycepin on the migration of human glioblastoma cells. Cordycepin suppressed the migration of the human glioblastoma cell lines U87MG and LN229 in transwell and wound healing assays. Cordycepin decreased protein expression of integrin α1, focal adhesion kinase (FAK), p-FAK, paxillin and p-paxillin. The lysosomal inhibitor NH4Cl blocked the ability of cordycepin to inhibit focal adhesion protein expression and glioma cell migration...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046129/isolation-culture-and-characterization-of-hirsutella-sinensis-mycelium-from-caterpillar-fungus-fruiting-body
#4
Yun-Fei Ko, Jian-Ching Liau, Chien-Sheng Lee, Chen-Yaw Chiu, Jan Martel, Chuan-Sheng Lin, Shun-Fu Tseng, David M Ojcius, Chia-Chen Lu, Hsin-Chih Lai, John D Young
The caterpillar fungus Ophiocordyceps sinensis (previously called Cordyceps sinensis) has been used for centuries in Asia as a tonic to improve health and longevity. Recent studies show that O. sinensis produces a wide range of biological effects on cells, laboratory animals and humans, including anti-fatigue, anti-infection, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anti-tumor activities. In view of the rarity of O. sinensis fruiting bodies in nature, cultivation of its anamorph mycelium represents a useful alternative for large-scale production...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035061/cordycepin-induces-autophagy-mediated-c-flipl-degradation-and-leads-to-apoptosis-in-human-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-cells
#5
Xinghui Yu, Jianya Ling, Xianfang Liu, Sen Guo, Yidan Lin, Xiangguo Liu, Ling Su
Cordycepin, a main active composition extracted from Cordyceps militaris, has been reported to exert anti-tumor activity in a broad spectrum of cancer types. However, the function of cordycepin on human non-small cell lung cancer cells is still obscure. Our present work showed that cordycepin inhibited cell growth by inducing apoptosis and autophagy in human NSCLC cells. Further study revealed that cordycepin triggered extrinsic apoptosis associated with down-regulation of c-FLIPL which suppresses the activity of caspase-8...
December 27, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032942/first-record-of-epizootics-in-the-ocola-skipper-panoquina-ocola-lepidopera-hesperiidae-caused-by-isaria-tenuipes-in-flooded-rice-fields-of-central-brazil
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Gabriel Moura Mascarin, Christopher A Dunlap, José Alexandre de Freitas Barrigossi, Eliane Dias Quintela, Newton Cavalcanti de Noronha
AIMS: We report the first occurrence of an epizootic of the ascomycete fungus Isaria tenuipes (teleomorph Cordyceps takaomontana) on the ocola skipper Panoquina ocola (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae), an insect pest affecting rice in Brazil. METHODS AND RESULTS: Field surveys in flooded rice fields in the state of Goiás in Brazil were conducted, and a fungal pathogen of a caterpillar pest (Panoquina ocola) was serendipitously found. This fungus inflicted high infection levels (average 86...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008812/anti-inflammation-properties-of-fruiting-bodies-and-submerged-cultured-mycelia-of-culinary-medicinal-higher-basidiomycetes-mushrooms
#7
Rao-Chi Chien, Lan-Min Lin, Yuan-Hua Chang, Yu-Chieh Lin, Pei-Hsuan Wu, Mikheil D Asatiani, Sophie-Gabrielle Wasser, Maxim Krakhmalnyi, Abed Agbarya, Solomon P Wasser, Jeng-Leun Mau
This research shows the phenolic composition and anti-inflammation properties of fruiting bodies and mycelia of 15 strains of 12 species of higher Basidiomycetes medicinal mushrooms. In this research, 15 extracts were prepared and their effects on inflammation-related mediators in RAW 264.7 cells were evaluated. In the extracts, amounts of total phenols ranged from 8.47 to 70.32 gallic acid equivalents mg/g and amounts of flavonoids ranged from 0.13 to 15.21 rutin equivalents mg/g. The production of nitric oxide, tumor necrosis factor-α, and interleukin-6 was decreased at different levels by these extracts, whereas the production of interleukin-10 was increased by 6 of the extracts...
2016: International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987993/structural-elucidation-and-immunostimulatory-activity-of-polysaccharide-isolated-by-subcritical-water-extraction-from-cordyceps-militaris
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Xiaoping Luo, Yuqing Duan, Wenya Yang, Haihui Zhang, Changzheng Li, Jixian Zhang
Water-soluble polysaccharides were obtained from Cordyceps militaris (C. militaris) (CMP) by subcritical water extraction (SWE). Two polysaccharides fractions, CMP-W1 and CMP-S1, were isolated from CMP using DEAE-52 cellulose and Sephadex G-150 column chromatography. The structural characteristics of CMP-W1 and CMP-S1 were investigated. The results showed that the molecular weight of CMP-W1 and CMP-S1 are 3.66×105Da and 4.60×105Da, respectively, and both of them were heteropolysaccharides composed of d-mannose, d-glucose, d-galactose with the molar ratios of 2...
February 10, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966660/new-immunosuppressive-sphingoid-base-and-ceramide-analogues-in-wild-cordyceps
#9
Jia-Ning Mi, Yuwei Han, Yingqiong Xu, Junping Kou, Jing-Rong Wang, Zhi-Hong Jiang
A comprehensive identification of sphingoid bases and ceramides in wild Cordyceps was performed by integrating a sequential chromatographic enrichment procedure and an UHPLC-ultrahigh definition-Q-TOF-MS based sphingolipidomic approach. A total of 43 sphingoid bases and 303 ceramides were identified from wild Cordyceps, including 12 new sphingoid base analogues and 159 new ceramide analogues based on high-resolution MS and MS/MS data, isotope distribution, matching with the comprehensive personal sphingolipid database, confirmation by sphingolipid standards and chromatographic retention time rule...
December 14, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927214/antiplatelet-and-antithrombotic-effects-of-cordycepin-enriched-wib-801ce-from-cordyceps-militaris-ex-vivo-in-vivo-and-in-vitro
#10
Hyuk-Woo Kwon, Jung-Hae Shin, Deok Hwi Lim, Woo Jeong Ok, Gi Suk Nam, Min Ji Kim, Ho-Kyun Kwon, Jun-Hee Noh, Je-Young Lee, Hyun-Hong Kim, Jong-Lae Kim, Hwa-Jin Park
BACKGROUND: A species of the fungal genus Cordyceps has been used as a complementary and alternative medicine of traditional Chinese medicine, and its major component cordycepin and cordycepin-enriched WIB-801CE are known to have antiplatelet effects in vitro. However, it is unknown whether they have also endogenous antiplatelet and antithrombotic effects. In this study, to resolve these doubts, we prepared cordycepin-enriched WIB-801CE, an ethanol extract from Cordyceps militaris-hypha, then evaluated its ex vivo, in vivo, and in vitro antiplatelet and antithrombotic effects...
December 7, 2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910792/optimization-of-liquid-fermentation-conditions-and-protein-nutrition-evaluation-of-mycelium-from-the-caterpillar-medicinal-mushroom-cordyceps-militaris-ascomycetes
#11
Jie Gang, Han Liu, Yanhong Liu
Cordyceps militaris is a well-known traditional Chinese medicinal mushroom. In this study, the mycelium of C. militaris was cultured using liquid fermentation technology and the culture medium components were optimized by the orthogonal test method. Our results showed that the optimal medium combination for the mycelium growth is 3% glucose, 3% peptone, 0.1% MgSO4, and 0.2% KH2PO4 The international general nutritional assessment method was applied to the overall evaluation of the protein nutrition value of submerged cultivated mycelium and fruit body of C...
2016: International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900943/collagen-type-iii-glomerulopathy-%C3%A2-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature%C3%A2
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Xinghua Chen, Huiming Wang, Wanwen Xu, Jili Zhu
To summarize the clinical and pathological features of collagen type III glomerulopathy, the present report describes a case of collagen type III glomerulopathy and reviewed more than 60 cases recorded by other groups in English literature over the last few years. A 24-year-old female patient was admitted because of lower limbs edema, without any other discomforts. The lab examination of the patient reported proteinuria (2.42 g/24 h urine), microscopic hematuria, and the serum creatinine was 71 µmol/L. She received renal biopsy...
January 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885803/rapid-and-sensitive-determination-of-phytosterols-in-functional-foods-and-medicinal-herbs-by-using-uhplc-ms-ms-with-microwave-assisted-derivatization-combined-with-dual-ultrasound-assisted-dispersive-liquid-liquid-microextraction
#13
Jing Sun, Xian-En Zhao, Jun Dang, Xiaoyan Sun, Longfang Zheng, Jinmao You, Xiao Wang
In this work, a hyphenated technique of dual ultrasound-assisted dispersive liquid-liquid microextraction combined with microwave-assisted derivatization followed by ultra high performance liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry has been developed for the determination of phytosterols in functional foods and medicinal herbs. Multiple reaction monitoring mode was used for the tandem mass spectrometry detection. A mass spectrometry sensitive reagent, 4'-carboxy-substituted rosamine, has been used as the derivatization reagent for five phytosterols, and internal standard diosgenin was used for the first time...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Separation Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874103/cordyceps-collected-from-bhutan-an-appropriate-alternative-of-cordyceps-sinensis
#14
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832180/cordyceps-militaris-treatment-preserves-renal-function-in-type-2-diabetic-nephropathy-mice
#15
Sung-Hsun Yu, Navneet Kumar Dubey, Wei-Shan Li, Ming-Che Liu, Han-Sun Chiang, Sy-Jye Leu, Ying-Hua Shieh, Feng-Chou Tsai, Win-Ping Deng
Diabetic nephropathy is derived from long-term effects of high blood glucose on kidney function in type 2 diabetic patients. Several antidiabetic drugs and herbal medications have failed to prevent episodes of DN. Hence, this study aimed to further investigate the renal injury-reducing effect of antidiabetic CmNo1, a novel combination of powders of fruiting bodies and mycelia of Cordyceps militaris. After being administered with streptozotocin-nicotinamide and high-fat-diet, the diabetic nephropathy mouse model displayed elevated blood glucose and renal dysfunction markers including serum creatinine and kidney-to-body weight ratio...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27747890/evaluation-of-different-agricultural-wastes-for-the-production-of-fruiting-bodies-and-bioactive-compounds-by-medicinal-mushroom-cordyceps-militaris
#16
Qunying Lin, Liangkun Long, Liangliang Wu, Fenglun Zhang, Shuling Wu, Weiming Zhang, Xiaoming Sun
BACKGROUND: In commercial production of Cordyceps militaris (a famous Chinese medicine), usually cereal grains were utilized as cultivation substrates. This study is aimed to evaluate the efficiency of agricultural wastes as substitute materials in the low cost production of C. militaris. Cottonseed shells (CS), corn cob particles (CCP), Italian poplar sawdusts (IPS) and substrates spent by Flammulina velutipes (SS) were employed to cultivate C. militaris, using rice medium as control...
October 17, 2016: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27723567/identification-of-chinese-medicinal-fungus-cordyceps-sinensis-by-depth-profiling-mid-infrared-photoacoustic-spectroscopy
#17
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...
February 15, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27721890/dual-directional-immunomodulatory-effects-of-corbrin-capsule-on-autoimmune-thyroid-diseases
#18
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27717908/actions-of-water-extract-from-cordyceps-militaris-in-hyperuricemic-mice-induced-by-potassium-oxonate-combined-with-hypoxanthine
#19
Tianqiao Yong, Minglong Zhang, Diling Chen, Ou Shuai, Shaodan Chen, Jiyan Su, Chunwei Jiao, Delong Feng, Yizhen Xie
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Cordyceps militaris was recorded in the classic traditional Chinese medicine book with the main functions of "protecting liver and enhancing kidney functions", influencing serum uric acid levels. AIM OF STUDY: The aim is to investigate the hypouricemic effects and possible mechanism of C. militaris in hyperuricemic mice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A water extract (WECM) was prepared by decocting C. militaris directly at 80 °C in water bath, followed by lyophilization...
December 24, 2016: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27689974/cordycepin-induces-apoptosis-and-inhibits-proliferation-of-human-lung-cancer-cell-line-h1975-via-inhibiting-the-phosphorylation-of-egfr
#20
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
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