caterpillar cancer drugScientists discover how a wild, parasitic, mushroom Cancer Drug works. Cordycepin, commonly used in Chinese medicine, was originally extracted from a rare kind of parasitic mushroom that grows on caterpillars. This astonishing, vital-health discovery is opening up possibilities of treatment in a wide range of different cancers.

At a low dose cordycepin inhibits the uncontrolled growth and division of the cells, and at high doses it stops cells from sticking together, which also inhibits growth.

Both of these effects probably have the same underlying mechanism – that cordycepin interferes with how cells make proteins.

At low doses cordycepin interferes with the production of mRNA, the molecule that gives instructions on how to assemble a protein. And at higher doses the new cancer drug has a direct impact on the making of proteins.

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