Sterols | Bioactive Compounds in Cordycep Militaris

Sterols | Bioactive Compounds in Cordycep Militaris

C. militaris contain many sterol-type compounds such as ergosterol , δ-3ergosterol, ergosterol peroxide, 3- sitosterol, daucosterol, campeasterol. They are an important precursor to vitamin D2.

Li et al., have developed a method for the simultaneous determination of ergosterol, nucleosides and their bases from natural and cultured Cordyceps strains by using pressurized liquid extraction and highperformance liquid chromatography.

 

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