Fungus Used in Chinese Medicine Eased PAH Damage in Rat Model

Fungus Used in Chinese Medicine Eased PAH Damage in Rat Model

292021

Fungus Used in Chinese Medicine Eased PAH Damage in Rat Model

Treatment with a fungus called Ophiocordyceps sinensis eased disease signs and improved survival in a rat model of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), suggesting a potential to treat patients. The findings were in the study “Substantial involvement of TRPM7 inhibition in the therapeutic effect of Ophiocordyceps sinensis on pulmonary hypertension,” published in Translational Research. Ophiocordyceps sinensis, abbreviated OCS, is an entomopathogenic fungus — a type of fungus that can cause disease in certain kinds of arthropods (e.g., insects and crustaceans).…

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