Monascuspiloin Enhances the Radiation Sensitivity of Human Prostate Cancer Cells by Stimulating Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress and Inducing Autophagy

@inproceedings{Chiu2012MonascuspiloinET,
  title={Monascuspiloin Enhances the Radiation Sensitivity of Human Prostate Cancer Cells by Stimulating Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress and Inducing Autophagy},
  author={Hui-Wen Chiu and Wen-Hung Fang and Yen-Lin Chen and Ming-Der Wu and Gwo-Fang Yuan and S Ho and Ying-Jan Wang},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2012}
}
Prostate cancer is a very common cancer among males. Traditional treatments for prostate cancer have limited efficacy; therefore, new therapeutic strategies and/or new adjuvant drugs must be explored. Red yeast rice (RYR) is a traditional food spice made in Asia by fermenting white rice with Monascus purpureus Went yeast. Accumulating evidence indicates that RYR has antitumor activity. In this study, PC-3 cells (human prostate cancer cells) were used to investigate the anti-cancer effects of… CONTINUE READING
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