Jun 19, 2016

Anti-cancer compound from tree fungus

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, chemistry

I will be interested in seeing the results after more research done.

A team from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, has discovered an anticancer compound, which was isolated from a fungus that can be found in trees and plants. The team from IISc’s biochemistry lab, led by Prof C Jayabaskaran, for over a decade has been working on identification and extraction of natural compounds of pharmaceutical value found in well-known medicinal plants and their fungi. The latest chemical compound discovered is called “Cholestanol glucoside”.

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