The Immunological Function of Cordyceps militarisY3 Intra cellular and Extra cellular Polysaccharide
Jiang Xiaolu Ge Beilei( Department of Food Science and Technology, Ocean University of Qingdao, Qingdao,266003)
The immunology activities of Cordyceps militaris Y3 intra cellular and ectra cellular polysaccharide(CMP) are studied and reported. The results show that CMP significantly enhances the peritoneal macrophage phagecytosis, augments the serum lysozyme activity, promotes the SOD activity in liver and in red blood cells and antagonizes the reducing effect of cyclophosphamide on the peripheral white blood cells in mice. CMP also has a promoting effect on the delayed type hypersensitivity (DTH) test and the plaque forming cells(PFC) test in mice. The tests indicate that CMP can increase both the non specific and specific immunology in mice.