O CH 3 O O H CH 3 H 3 C O O


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Chemical description:

IUPAC: (3S,3aR,9aR)-3-hexanoyl-9a-methyl-6-[(E)-prop-1-enyl]-3,3a,4,8-tetrahydrofuro[3,2-g]isochromene-2,9-dione


Monascusone B; Monascoflavin

Molecular weight:

358,43 g/mol

Monascin is a pigment isolated from Monascus pilosus fermented rice. Monascin has antineoplastic activity. Monascin also has been reported to be effective in regulating blood sugar levels, in reducing hyperglycemia, and in reducing the inflammation of the liver and the kidney. Monascin also exhibits anti-tumor-initiating activity and anti-inflammatory activity with oral administration. Potential mode of action/Key words: Induction of Anoikis, Antitumoral

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