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Descriptor in English: Monascus
Descriptor in Spanish: Monascus
Descriptor in Portuguese: Monascus
Descriptor in French: Monascus
Entry term(s): Monascus purpureus
Tree number(s): B01.300.107.320.500
Scope note: A genus in the family Monascaceae, order EUROTIALES. One species, Monascus purpureus, has multiple uses in traditional Chinese medicine (MEDICINE, CHINESE TRADITIONAL).
Allowable Qualifiers: CH chemistry
CL classification
CY cytology
DE drug effects
EN enzymology
GD growth & development
GE genetics
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PH physiology
PY pathogenicity
RE radiation effects
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
History Note: 2003
DeCS UI: 36625
Descriptor UI: D032741
Date Established: 2003/01/01
Date of Entry: 2002/07/03
Revision Date: 2016/06/28
Monascus - Preferred
Concept UI M0401383
Scope note A genus in the family Monascaceae, order EUROTIALES. One species, Monascus purpureus, has multiple uses in traditional Chinese medicine (MEDICINE, CHINESE TRADITIONAL).
Preferred term Monascus
Monascus purpureus - Narrower
Concept UI M0401384
Scope note Species in the family Monascaceae. M. purpureus is grown on cooked non-glutinous rice, producing a fermentation by-product known as red yeast rice. Red yeast rice contains a compound related to the statins that has been shown to reduce cholesterol levels.
Preferred term Monascus purpureus



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