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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730971/apoptosis-and-anti-cancer-drug-discovery-the-power-of-medicinal-fungi-and-plants
#1
Jack Ho Wong, Stephen Cho Wing Sze, Tzi Bun Ng, Randy Chi Fai Cheung, Chit Tam, Kalin Yanbo Zhang, Xiuli Dan, Yau Sang Chan, William Chi Shing Cho, Charlene Cheuk Wing Ng, Mary Miu Yee Waye, Weicheng Liang, Jinfang Zhang, Jie Yang, Xiuyun Ye, Juan Lin, Xiujuan Ye, Hexiang Wang, Fang Liu, David Wai Chan, Hextan Yuen Sheung Ngan, Ou Sha, Guohui Li, Ryan Tse, Tak Fu Tse, Helen Chan
The purpose of this account is to review the compounds capable of eliciting mitochondria-mediated apoptosis in cancer cells produced by medicinal fungi and plants. The medicinal fungi discussed encompass Cordyceps, Ganoderma species, Coriolus versicolor and Hypsizygus marmoreus. The medicinal plants discussed comprise Astragalus complanatus , Dendrobium spp,Dioscorea spp, Glycyrrhiza spp, Panax notoginseng, Panax ginseng, and Momordica charantia. These compounds have the potential of development into anticancer drugs...
July 20, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714368/cordycepin-induces-apoptosis-in-human-bladder-cancer-cells-via-activation-of-a3-adenosine-receptors
#2
Hong-Li Cao, Zi-Jin Liu, Zheng Chang
Bladder cancer is a neoplasm originated from bladder epithelial cells. The therapy for bladder cancer is so far not satisfactory. In this study, we examined the effects of Cordyceps militaris hot water extracts containing cordycepin on human bladder cells. Cordyceps militaris hot water extracts containing cordycepin was used to treat human T24 bladder carcinoma cells, and we found that Cordyceps militaris hot water extracts containing cordycepin decreased T24 cell survival in a dose-dependent manner, which was seemingly mediated by activation of A3 adenosine receptor and the subsequent inactivation of Akt pathways, resulting in increases in cleaved Caspase-3 and apoptosis...
July 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680424/detection-of-ophiocordyceps-sinensis-and-its-common-adulterates-using-species-specific-primers
#3
Yang Liu, Xiao-Yue Wang, Zi-Tong Gao, Jian-Ping Han, Li Xiang
Ophiocordyceps sinensis is a fungus that infects Hepialidae caterpillars, mummifying the larvae and producing characteristic fruiting bodies (stromata) that are processed into one of the most valued traditional Chinese medicines (TCM). The product commands a very high price due to a high demand but a very limited supply. Adulteration with other fungi is a common problem and there is a need to test preparation for the presence of the correct fungus. In the current study, a PCR-based approach for the identification of O...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636672/metabolomic-profile-and-nucleoside-composition-of-cordyceps-nidus-sp-nov-cordycipitaceae-a-new-source-of-active-compounds
#4
Juan Chiriví, Giovanna Danies, Rocio Sierra, Nicolas Schauer, Sandra Trenkamp, Silvia Restrepo, Tatiana Sanjuan
Cordyceps sensu lato is a genus of arthropod-pathogenic fungi, which have been used traditionally as medicinal in Asia. Within the genus, Ophiocordyceps sinensis is the most coveted and expensive species in China. Nevertheless, harvesting wild specimens has become a challenge given that natural populations of the fungus are decreasing and because large-scale culture of it has not yet been achieved. The worldwide demand for products derived from cultivable fungal species with medicinal properties has increased recently...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614921/-the-study-of-using-cordyceps-astragalus-salvia-miltiorrhiza-to-treat-acute-lung-injury-induced-by-paraquat-poisoning-in-rats
#5
Q L Li, J L Liu, J R Wang, X D Jian, B T Kan, Z C Zhang
Objective: To study the therapy of cordyceps-astragalus-salvia miltiorrhiza in treating acute lung injury and pulmonary interstitial fibrosis induced by paraquat poisoning. Methods: All 120 adult Wister male rats were randomly assigned to three groups, the paraquat poisoning group (rats were intragastric administration paraquat 50 mg/kg body weight once at the beginning) , the cordyceps-astragalus-salvia miltiorrhiza therapy group (rats were given cordyceps-astragalus-salvia miltiorrhiza 90 mg/kg body weight intragastric administration half an hour after paraquat was given, then the same dose was given once a day) ; control group (rats were intragastric administration with physiological saline) ...
April 20, 2017: Chinese Journal of Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594374/higher-anti-liver-fibrosis-effect-of-cordyceps-militaris-fermented-product-cultured-with-deep-ocean-water-via-inhibiting-proinflammatory-factors-and-fibrosis-related-factors-expressions
#6
Yu-Ping Hung, Chun-Lin Lee
Deep ocean water (DOW) has been shown to enhance the functional components of fungi, resulting in increased health benefits. Therefore, using DOW for culturing fungi can enhance the cordycepin and adenosine of Cordyceps militaris (CM) and its protective effects on the liver. In this study, the antiliver fibrosis effects and mechanisms of ultrapure water-cultured CM (UCM), DOW-cultured CM (DCM), synthetic water-cultured CM, DOW, cordycepin, and adenosine were compared in the liver fibrosis mice induced by intraperitoneal injections of thioacetamide (TAA)...
June 8, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588427/evaluation-of-anti-fatigue-property-of-the-extruded-product-of-cereal-grains-mixed-with-cordyceps-militaris-on-mice
#7
Lei Zhong, Liyan Zhao, Fangmei Yang, Wenjian Yang, Yong Sun, Qiuhui Hu
BACKGROUND: Fatigue is a biological phenomenon that involves a feeling of extreme physical or mental tiredness that could potentially cause some severe chronic diseases. Recently, diet therapy has provided a new alternative to alleviate physical fatigue. In our previous study, addition of Cordyceps militaris (C. militaris) into an extruded product was shown to provide high nutrition and unique flavors; however, little is known whether this product has some scientific evidence regarding anti-fatigue property...
2017: Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584574/increased-glucose-metabolism-and-alpha-glucosidase-inhibition-in-cordyceps-militaris-water-extract-treated-hepg2-cells
#8
Dae Jung Kim, Yun Hwan Kang, Kyoung Kon Kim, Tae Woo Kim, Jae Bong Park, Myeon Choe
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Recent living condition improvements, changes in dietary habits, and reductions in physical activity are contributing to an increase in metabolic syndrome symptoms including diabetes and obesity. Through such societal developments, humankind is continuously exposed to metabolic diseases such as diabetes, and the number of the victims is increasing. This study investigated Cordyceps militaris water extract (CMW)-induced glucose uptake in HepG2 cells and the effect of CMW treatment on glucose metabolism...
June 2017: Nutrition Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578127/effects-of-cordyceps-militaris-spent-mushroom-substrate-on-mucosal-and-serum-immune-parameters-disease-resistance-and-growth-performance-of-nile-tilapia-oreochromis-niloticus
#9
Hien Van Doan, Seyed Hossein Hoseinifar, Wanaporn Tapingkae, Chanagun Chitmanat, Supamit Mekchay
The aim of present study was determination effects of dietary administration of C. militaris spent mushroom substrate (SMS) on mucosal and serum immune parameters, disease resistance, and growth performance of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus). Two hundred twenty five fish of similar weight (37.28 ± 0.10 g) were assigned to the following diets [0 (T1- Control), 5 (T2), 10 (T3), 20 (T4) and 40 g kg(-1) (T5) SMS]. After 60 days of feeding trial, growth performance, skin mucus lysozyme and peroxidase activities as well as serum innate immune were measured...
August 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562046/gunnilactams-a-c-macrocyclic-tetralactams-from-the-mycelial-culture-of-the-entomogenous-fungus-paecilomyces-gunnii
#10
Yongbiao Zheng, Jiyan Zhang, Liufeng Wei, Mianmian Shi, Jifeng Wang, Jianzhong Huang
Three novel macrocyclic tetralactams, gunnilactam A (1), gunnilactam B (2), and gunnilactam C (3), were isolated from the submerged fermentation broth of Paecilomyces gunnii, an entomogenous fungus identified as the anamorph of Cordyceps gunnii. Their structures were determined using NMR data, HREIMS, and single-crystal X-ray crystallography. Gunnilactam A exhibited selective cytotoxic activity against human prostate cancer C42B cells with an IC50 value of 5.4 μM.
May 31, 2017: Journal of Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554994/total-synthesis-and-pharmacological-investigation-of-cordyheptapeptide-a
#11
Suresh Kumar, Rajiv Dahiya, Sukhbir Lal Khokra, Rita Mourya, Suresh V Chennupati, Sandeep Maharaj
The present investigation reports the synthesis of a phenylalanine-rich N-methylated cyclopeptide, cordyheptapeptide A (8), previously isolated from the insect pathogenic fungus Cordyceps sp. BCC 1788, accomplished through the coupling of N-methylated tetrapeptide and tripeptide fragments followed by cyclization of the linear heptapeptide unit. Structure elucidation of the newly synthesized cyclopolypeptide was performed by means of FT-IR, ¹H-NMR, (13)C-NMR, and fast atom bombardment mass spectrometry (FABMS), and screened for its antibacterial, antidermatophytic, and cytotoxic potential...
May 27, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522898/the-protective-effect-of-cordycepin-on-d-galactosamine-lipopolysaccharide-induced-acute-liver-injury
#12
Jin Li, Liping Zhong, Haibo Zhu, Fengzhong Wang
As the major active ingredient of Cordyceps militaris, cordycepin (3'-deoxyadenosine) has been well documented to alleviate inflammation and oxidative stress both in vitro and in vivo. To explore the potential protective effect of cordycepin in fulminant hepatic failure, mice were pretreated with cordycepin for 3 weeks followed by D-galactosamine (GalN)/lipopolysaccharide (LPS) injection. Then we found cordycepin (200 mg/kg) administration elevated survival rate, improved liver function, and suppressed hepatocyte apoptosis and necrosis in mice with severe hepatic damage by GalN/LPS treatment...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512059/genome-scale-metabolic-network-of-cordyceps-militaris-useful-for-comparative-analysis-of-entomopathogenic-fungi
#13
Wanwipa Vongsangnak, Nachon Raethong, Warasinee Mujchariyakul, Nam Ninh Nguyen, Hon Wai Leong, Kobkul Laoteng
The first genome-scale metabolic network of Cordyceps militaris (iWV1170) was constructed representing its whole metabolisms, which consisted of 894 metabolites and 1,267 metabolic reactions across five compartments, including the plasma membrane, cytoplasm, mitochondria, peroxisome and extracellular space. The iWV1170 could be exploited to explain its phenotypes of growth ability, cordycepin and other metabolites production on various substrates. A high number of genes encoding extracellular enzymes for degradation of complex carbohydrates, lipids and proteins were existed in C...
May 13, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503945/a-new-ribonucleotide-from-cordyceps-militaris
#14
Jinfeng Sun, Mei Jin, Wei Zhou, Shengbao Diao, Yi Zhou, Shuaishuai Li, Xin Wang, Shuai Pan, Xuejun Jin, Gao Li
One new ribonucleotide, 5'-(3''-deoxy-β-D-ribofuranosyl)-3'-deoxyadenosine (1), and 14 known compounds (2-15) were isolated from an ethanol extract of Cordyceps militaris. The chemical structures of these compounds were determined from 1D and 2D NMR ((1)H-(1)H COSY, HMBC, HMQC and NOESY) and HR-ESI-MS spectra, and results were compared with data from the literature. The effects of all isolated compounds were measured on NF-κB activation, with compound 2 exhibiting significant inhibitory activity against TNF-α-induced NF-κB reporter gene expression in HeLa cells from 3 to 100 μM...
May 15, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485210/cytotoxic-compounds-against-cancer-cells-from-bombyx-mori-inoculated-with-cordyceps-militaris
#15
Weitao Qiu, Jing Wu, Jae-Hoon Choi, Hirofumi Hirai, Hiroshi Nishida, Hirokazu Kawagishi
Two compounds, 3'-deoxyinosine and cordycepin, were isolated from Bombyx mori inoculated with Cordyceps militaris. In the bioassay examining cytotoxicity against cancer cells, both compounds showed toxicity against A549, PANC-1, and MCF-7 cancer cells.
June 2017: Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463017/unintentional-ingestion-of-cordyceps-fungus-infected-cicada-nymphs-causing-ibotenic-acid-poisoning-in-southern-vietnam
#16
Uyen Vy Doan, Bomar Mendez Rojas, Ralph Kirby
BACKGROUND: Cordyceps fungus found in infected cicada nymphs ("cicada flowers") is utilized in traditional Chinese medicine. Cordyceps fungus toxicity in humans has not been previously reported. We report 60 cases of apparent Cordyceps poisoning in Southern Vietnam. METHODS: We retrospectively collected demographic and clinical data from the medical records (21 cases) and by telephone interview (39 cases) of patients admitted to seven hospitals in Southern Vietnam following ingestion of cicada flowers between 2008 and 2015...
May 2, 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438013/characterization-of-newly-bred-cordyceps-militaris-strains-for-higher-production-of-cordycepin-through-hplc-and-urp-pcr-analysis
#17
Hyun-Hee Lee, Naru Kang, Inmyoung Park, Jungwook Park, Inyoung Kim, Jieun Kim, Namgyu Kim, Jae-Yun Lee, Young-Su Seo
Cordyceps militaris, a member of Ascomycota, a mushroom referred to as caterpillar Dong-chung-ha-cho, is commercially valuable because of its high content of bioactive substances including cordycepin and its potential for artificial cultivation. Cordycepin (3'-deoxyadenosine) is highly associated with the pharmacological effects of C. militaris. C. militaris is heterothallic in that two mating type loci, idiomorph MAT1-1 and MAT1-2, exist discretely in two different spores. In this study, nine C. militaris strains were mated with each other to prepare new strains that produced a larger amount of cordycepin than the parent strains...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436325/photoperiodic-responses-and-characterization-of-the-cmvvd-gene-encoding-a-blue-light-photoreceptor-from-the-medicinal-caterpillar-fungus-cordyceps-militaris-ascomycetes
#18
Xin Zhang, Xiaoming Dong, Xinhua Song, Fen Wang, Caihong Dong
Light is a necessary environmental factor for production of conidia and pigment, formation of stroma, and development of Cordyceps militaris, a well-known edible and medicinal mushroom. In this study, an obvious rhythm loop was observed in certain strains of C. militaris under conditions of alternating 12-hour intervals of dark and light. A possibly related gene, Cmvvd, the homologue of the blue-light photoreceptor of Neurospora crassa, was cloned from the genome of C. militaris. The protein CmVVD is predicted to be 203 amino acids in length and is characterized by the presence of a light, oxygen, or voltage domain...
2017: International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435352/development-of-high-cordycepin-producing-cordyceps-militaris-strains
#19
Naru Kang, Hyun-Hee Lee, Inmyoung Park, Young-Su Seo
Cordyceps militaris, known as Dong-Chong-Xia-Cao, produces the most cordycepin among Cordyceps species and can be cultured artificially. For these reasons, C. militaris is widely used as herb or functional food in the East Asia. In this study, we developed a new strain of C. militaris that produces higher cordycepin content than parent strains through mating-based sexual reproduction. Twenty parent strains were collected and identified as C. militaris based on internal trasncrived spacer and rDNA sequences...
March 2017: Mycobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409381/dash-type-cryptochromes-regulate-fruiting-body-development-and-secondary-metabolism-differently-than-cmwc-1-in-the-fungus-cordyceps-militaris
#20
Fen Wang, Xinhua Song, Xiaoming Dong, Jiaojiao Zhang, Caihong Dong
Cryptochromes (CRYs) belong to the photolyase/cryptochrome flavoprotein family, which is widely distributed in all kingdoms. A phylogenetic analysis indicated that three Cordyceps militaris proteins [i.e., cryptochrome DASH (CmCRY-DASH), (6-4) photolyase, and cyclobutane pyrimidine dimer (CPD) class I photolyase] belong to separate fungal photolyase/cryptochrome subfamilies. CmCRY-DASH consists of DNA photolyase and flavin adenine dinucleotide-binding domains, with RGG repeats in a C-terminal extension. Considerably, more carotenoids and cordycepin accumulated in the ΔCmcry-DASH strain than in the wild-type or ΔCmwc-1 strains, indicating an inhibitory role for CmCRY-DASH in these biosynthetic pathways...
April 13, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
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