There were many studies, articles and books Dr. Dressler and Dr. Ettinger used when writing The Dog Cancer Survival Guide. Here is a list of the most important references about cordyceps sinensis (also see beta glucans for related citations).
Please note that in vivo and clinical use citations were included whenever possible. We have also included links to the papers, where available. Most of the papers are found on the National Institute of Health’s online library, PubMed.
Medicinal herbal extracts–renal friend or foe? Part two: herbal extracts with potential renal benefits. Wojcikowski K, Johnson DW, Gobé G. Nephrology (Carlton). 2004 Dec;9(6):400-5.
Effects of Cordyceps sinensis on dimethylnitrosamine-induced liver fibrosis in rats. Li FH, Liu P, Xiong WG, Xu GF. Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Xue Bao. 2006 Sep;4(5):514-7. Chinese.
Cordyceps mycelia extract decreases portal hypertension in rats with dimethylnitrosamine-induced liver cirrhosis: a study on its histological basis. Wang XB, Liu P, Tang ZP, Li FH, Liu CH, Hu YY, Xu LM. Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Xue Bao. 2008 Nov;6(11):1136-44. Chinese.
Effects of cordyceps sinensi on bleomycin-induced pulmonary fibrosis in mice. Wang SJ, et al. Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi. 2007 Dec;32(24):2623-7. Chinese.
Cordyceps sinensis extract suppresses hypoxia-induced proliferation of rat pulmonary artery smooth muscle cells. Gao BA, Yang J, Huang J, Cui XJ, Chen SX, Den HY, Xiang GM. Saudi Med J. 2010 Sep;31(9):974-9.
Protection against radiation-induced bone marrow and intestinal injuries by Cordyceps sinensis, a Chinese herbal medicine. Liu WC, et al. Radiat Res. 2006 Dec;166(6):900-7.
Effect of Cordyceps sinesis on T-lymphocyte subsets in chronic renal failure. Guan YJ, Hu Z, Hou M. Zhongguo Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Za Zhi. 1992 Jun;12(6):338-9, 323. Chinese.
Effects of Chinese medicinal fungus water extract on tumor metastasis and some parameters of immune function. Zhang W, Wang Y, Hou Y. Int Immunopharmacol. 2004 Mar;4(3):461-8.
Cordyceps sinensis health supplement enhances recovery from taxol-induced leukopenia. Liu WC, et al. Exp Biol Med (Maywood). 2008 Apr;233(4):447-55.
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