Production of the secondary metabolites γ-aminobutyric acid and monacolin K by Monascus


γ-Aminobutyric acid (GABA), a hypotensive agent, and monacolin K, a cholesterol-lowering drug, can be produced by Monascus spp. Under optimal culture conditions, the products of fermentation using Monascus spp. may serve as a multi-functional dietary supplement and can prevent heart disease. In this study, Monascus purpureus CCRC 31615, the strain with the… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10295-002-0001-5


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