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International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms
IF: 1.423 5-Year IF: 1.525 SJR: 0.431 SNIP: 0.661 CiteScore™: 1.38

ISSN Print: 1521-9437
ISSN Online: 1940-4344

International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms

DOI: 10.1615/IntJMedMushr.v6.i3.40
4 pages

Estrogenic Substances from the Mycelia of Medicinal Fungus Cordyceps ophioglossoides (Ehrh.) Fr. (Ascomycetes)

Hirokazu Kawagishi
Research Institute of Green Science and Technology, Shizuoka University, Shizuoka, Japan; Graduate School of Agriculture, Shizuoka University, Shizuoka, Japan; and Graduate School of Science and Technology, Shizuoka University, Japan
Kentaro Okamura
Faculty of Agriculture, Shizuoka University, 836 Ohya, Shizuoka 422-8529, Japan
Fumio Kobayashi
Enzymes & Pharmaceutical Division, Godo Shusei Co. Ltd., 6-2-10 Ginza, Chuo-Ku, Tokyo 104-8162, Japan
Noriko Kinjo
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, 2-8-30 Kohnodai, Ichikawa-shi, Chiba 272-0827, Japan


Two compounds possessing estrogenic activity were isolated from the mycelia of a medicinal fungus, Cordyceps ophioglossoides. These compounds were identified as ethyl (E)-8-oxo-9-oactadecenoate and 4-(2-hydroxyethyl) phenol, respectively.