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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Chinese red yeast rice (Monascus purpureus) primary hyperlipidemia: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
Cactus Botanies now has the following available: Red Yeast Rice Powder (Monascus purpureus)--Monacolins 0.4%-4.0%; Policosanol (Sugar cane wax/Saccharum officinalis)--Octacosanol 60%; and Cinnamon Powder Extract (Cinnamomum cassia Presl.)--Polyphenols 5% UV; 10:1, water extraction.
[beta]-Glucosidase was purified from Monascus purpureus by gel filteration chromatography with 13 fold purification (Dariot et al, 2008).
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.
Chinese red yeast rice (Monascus purpureus) for primary hyperlipidemia: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
Comment: Red yeast rice is fermented rice produced by growing red yeast (Monascus purpureus) on white rice.
Red yeast rice (RYR) is a traditional Chinese medicinal agent prepared by using Monascus purpureus fermented with rice, which has been recorded in ancient Chinese pharmacopoeias since the Ming dynasty [62].
Red yeast rice (RYR; Monascus purpureus Wentfermented rice) has been used for many centuries to make rice wine in China, to maintain food taste and color, and for its medicinal properties.
under liquid-state fermentation by Monascus purpureus (AAFM) have higher total phenolic contents and antioxidant activity than other strains' fermented products (see supplementary materials available online at https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/5809370).
Red yeast rice extract (Monascus purpureus) contains monacolins that compete structurally at HMGCoA reductase level with HMGCoA, precursor of mevalonate, thus reducing plasma cholesterol (Heber et al.
Red-yeast rice is a Chinese dietary and medicinal product of yeast (Monascus purpureus) grown on rice.