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1. (WO2001031048) NITRIC OXIDE DONOR COMPOSITION USING RED RICE FERMENTED WITH MONASCUS AND A PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION CONTAINING THE SAME

Pub. No.:    WO/2001/031048    International Application No.:    PCT/KR2000/001227
Publication Date: Fri May 04 01:59:59 CEST 2001 International Filing Date: Sat Oct 28 01:59:59 CEST 2000
IPC: C12P 1/02
Applicants: KOREA FOOD RESEARCH INSTITUTE
RHYU, Mee, Ra
KIM, Duk, Kyung
KIM, Bo, Kyung
Inventors: RHYU, Mee, Ra
KIM, Duk, Kyung
KIM, Bo, Kyung
Title: NITRIC OXIDE DONOR COMPOSITION USING RED RICE FERMENTED WITH MONASCUS AND A PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION CONTAINING THE SAME
Abstract:
The present invention is for a nitric oxide donor composition an d a pharmaceutical formulation containing the same. The nitric oxide donor composition is prepared by using red rice fermented with Monascus fungus, its powder or aqueous extract form or combinations thereof. Compositions according to the present invention exhibit vasorelaxing effects without causing side effects harmful to the vascular system.