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Reports Summarize Mononuclear Phagocyte System Study Results from L.N. Zhu and Co-Researchers [Isolation and Purification of a Polysaccharide from...

July 18, 2014



Reports Summarize Mononuclear Phagocyte System Study Results from L.N. Zhu and Co-Researchers [Isolation and Purification of a Polysaccharide from the Caterpillar Medicinal Mushroom Cordyceps militaris (Ascomycetes) Fruit Bodies and Its ...]

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Health & Medicine Week -- Fresh data on Immunology are presented in a new report. According to news reporting from Shanghai, People's Republic of China, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "A novel polysaccharide (CP2-S) was purified from Cordyceps militaris fruit bodies by hot water extraction, ethanol precipitation, DEAE-Sepharose Fast Flow and Sephacryl S-400 high-resolution chromatography."

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research, "The polysaccharide had a molecular weight of 5.938 x 10(6) g/mol and was mainly composed of glucose. CP2-S had carbohydrate content estimated to be 100% using the phenol-sulfuric acid method."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "Immunostimulating experiments in vitro indicated that CP2-S could stimulate nitric oxide production, phagocytosis, respiratory burst activity, and secretion of interleukin-1 beta and interleukin-2 of macrophages, suggesting that this water-soluble polysaccharide from the fruit body of C. militaris is a natural immunostimulating polysaccharide with potential for further application."

For more information on this research see: Isolation and Purification of a Polysaccharide from the Caterpillar Medicinal Mushroom Cordyceps militaris (Ascomycetes) Fruit Bodies and Its Immunomodulation of RAW 264.7 Macrophages. International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms, 2014;16(3):247-257. International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms can be contacted at: Begell House Inc, 50 Cross Highway, Redding, CT 06896, USA (see also Immunology).

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting L.N. Zhu, Shanghai Academy Agr Sci, Inst Ecoenvironm & Plant Protect, Shanghai, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include Q.J. Tang, S. Zhou, Y.F. Liu, Z. Zhang, X.H. Gao, S.P. Wang and Z.L. Wang.

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Shanghai, Immunology, Macrophages, People's Republic of China, Mononuclear Phagocyte System

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