Structural features and hypoglycemic activity of a polysaccharide (CS-F10) from the cultured mycelium of Cordyceps sinensis.

A polysaccharide (CS-F10) purified from a hot water extract of the cultured mycelium of Cordyceps sinensis was composed of galactose, glucose and mannose in a molar ratio of 43:33:24; its molecular weight was estimated to be about 15000. The results of chemical and spectroscopic investigations suggest that CS-F10 has a comb-type structure, and has alpha-D… CONTINUE READING