Functional study of Cordyceps sinensis and cordycepin in male reproduction: A review

Yung Chia Chen, Ying Hui Chen, Bo Syong Pan, Ming Min Chang, Bu Miin Huang

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Abstract

Cordyceps sinensis has various biological and pharmacological functions, and it has been claimed as a tonic supplement for sexual and reproductive dysfunctions for a long time in oriental society. In this article, the in vitro and in vivo effects of C. sinensis and cordycepin on mouse Leydig cell steroidogenesis are briefly described, the stimulatory mechanisms are summarized, and the recent findings related to the alternative substances regulating male reproductive functions are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)197-205
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Food and Drug Analysis
Volume25
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Food Science
  • Pharmacology

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