Antitumor activity of Cordyceps militaris on human cancer cell line

Hyun Woo Lim, Young Min Kwon, Su Min Cho, Jee Hun Kim, Gyu Hyung Yoon, Seung Jung Lee, Ha Won Kim, Min Won Lee

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Cordyceps militaris (CM) has been used as antidiabetics, anticancer, endocrine and sexual functions enhancement in the traditional medicine. Water soluble fractions of CM showed cytotoxic activities on the three kinds of human cancer cell lines, stomachic adenocarcinoma(SNU-1), colorectal adenocarcinoma (SNU-C4), and hepatocellular carcinoma(SNH-354). Cytotoxic activity guided isolation and identification of active fractions afforded cordycepin as an active component.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)364-367
Number of pages4
JournalKorean Journal of Pharmacognosy
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2004
Externally publishedYes



  • Cordycepin
  • Cordyceps militaris
  • Cytotoxic activities
  • Humam cancer cell lines

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Drug Discovery

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Lim, H. W., Kwon, Y. M., Cho, S. M., Kim, J. H., Yoon, G. H., Lee, S. J., ... Lee, M. W. (2004). Antitumor activity of Cordyceps militaris on human cancer cell line. Korean Journal of Pharmacognosy, 35(4), 364-367.