Monascus purpureus


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Monascus purpureus

(mŏn-ăs′kŭs pŭr-pūr′ē-ŭs) [NL fm. Gr. “purple single-bag'”]
Red yeast, a traditional Chinese medicine used as a food preservative in the past and as a contemporary alternative medication to lower serum cholesterol levels.
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Lakshman PLN, Tachibana S, Toyama H, Taira T, Suganuma T, Suntornsuk W, Yasuda M (2011) Application of an acid proteinase from Monascus purpureus to reduce antigenicity of bovine milk whey protein.
A brand dietary supplement made of Monascus purpureus titrated extract and octacosanols, also containing a low niacin dose, was tested 111 Caucasian patients with low cardiovascular disease risk (<20% by Framingham algorithms), comparing them with the anti-hypercholesterolemic effect of a low dosage of Pravastatin on 20 subjects with similar risk profile.
Isolation and characterization of dihydromonacolin-MV from Monascus purpureus for antioxidant properties.
Red Yeast Rice is fermented by the yeast Monascus purpureus.
Con base en esta hipotesis, los autores realizaron una extraccion bio-guiada, especificamente hacia la actividad antioxidante por la eliminacion de radicales libres, de un extracto metanolico de Monascus purpureus, identificando en el extracto previamente purificado la dihidrolovastatina-MV como el responsable de la bio-actividad.
Red Yeast Rice, also known as Monascus Purpureus, was recently granted positive opinion for the reduction of blood LDL cholesterol by the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA).
Alem do consumo direto, o arroz-vermelho tambem vem sendo utilizado como substrato para a proliferacao de fungos Monascus purpureus cuja pigmentacao vermelha e utilizada para a elaboracao de pratos tipicos (Dufosse et al.
Used in some Asian countries as a dietary staple, red rice yeast is made by fermenting rice with the yeast species Monascus purpureus.
Multicenter clinical trial of serum lipid-lowering effects of a Monascus purpureus (red yeast) rice preparation from traditional Chinese medicine.
2007, "Isolation and characterization of dihydromonacolin-MV from Monascus purpureus for antioxidant properties", Appl Microbiol Biotechnol.
O Monascus purpureus foi primeiramente mencionado em 1590 numa monografia da medicina chinesa, onde foram descritos os procedimentos de fabricacao do arroz-vermelho fermentado e tambem suas atividades terapeuticas.
Red yeast rice is rice that has been fermented by the red yeast Monascus purpureus.