Cordyceps ophioglossoides

Cordyceps ophioglossoides

[¦kȯrd·ə‚seps ‚ō·fē·ə·glə′sȯi‚dēz]
(mycology)
A mushroom that is a parasite on the fruiting bodies of the truffle found in the soil of bamboo, oak, and pine woods that has antitumor properties and is an immune booster. Also known as clubhead fungus.
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Ohgane et al., "The correlation between molecular weight and antitumor activity of galactosaminoglycan (CO-N) from Cordyceps ophioglossoides," Chemical and Pharmaceutical Bulletin, vol.
Ophiocordin, an antifungal antibiotic of Cordyceps ophioglossoides. Arch.
Antitumor activity of protein-bound polysaccharide from Cordyceps ophioglossoides. Jpn.
The [C-NMR.sup.13] chemical shifts for Ths-2 are also in agreement with those of CO-1, an extracellular glucan described from the fungus Cordyceps ophioglossoides (Yamada et al.
Yamada H, Kawaguchi N, Ohmori T, Takeshita Y, Taneya SI, Miyazaki T (1984) Structure and antitumor activity of an alkali-soluble polysaccharide from Cordyceps ophioglossoides.CarbohydrRes 125:107-115
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