Mycotoxins with a Special Focus on Aflatoxins, Ochratoxins and Fumonisins
Published Online: 15 DEC 2009
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General, Applied and Systems Toxicology
How to Cite
Steyn, P. S., Gelderblom, W. C., Shephard, G. S. and van Heerden, F. R. 2009. Mycotoxins with a Special Focus on Aflatoxins, Ochratoxins and Fumonisins. General, Applied and Systems Toxicology. .
- Published Online: 15 DEC 2009
Mycotoxins are important environmental and carcinogenic agents. They are ubiquitous in a broad range of commodities and cause toxic responses when ingested by humans and animals. A review of mycotoxins is presented with special reference to the producing species, analytical methodology, occurrence, biological activity, decontamination, regulations and the risk assessment of aflatoxins, ochratoxins and fumonisins. Some of the most recent studies regarding the mechanisms involved in fumonisin B1-induced biological effects in different cell culture systems are tabulated. The review is directed at updating the previous review of Steyn and Stander (1999) with a focus on recent findings.
- neural toxins;
- natural occurrence;
- biological activity;
- degradation of mycotoxins;
- mycotoxin risk analysis;
- mycotoxin regulations;
- primary liver cancer;
- oesophageal cancer;
- equine leukoencaphalomalacia;
- Danish porcine nephropathy