Anticancer and antimetastatic effects of cordycepin, an active component of Cordyceps sinensis.

@article{Nakamura2015AnticancerAA,
  title={Anticancer and antimetastatic effects of cordycepin, an active component of Cordyceps sinensis.},
  author={Kazuki Nakamura and K. Shinozuka and N. Yoshikawa},
  journal={Journal of pharmacological sciences},
  year={2015},
  volume={127 1},
  pages={
          53-6
        }
}
Cordyceps sinensis, a fungus that parasitizes on the larva of Lepidoptera, has been used as a valued traditional Chinese medicine. We investigated the effects of water extracts of Cordyceps sinensis (WECS), and particularly focused on its anticancer and antimetastatic actions. Based on in vitro studies, we report that WECS showed an anticancer action, and this action was antagonized by an adenosine A3 receptor antagonist. Moreover, this anticancer action of WECS was promoted by an adenosine… Expand
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