The Chemistry of Mycotoxins

The biological activity of mycotoxins ranges from weak and/or sometimes positive effects, such as antibacterial activity (see penicillin derivatives derived from Penicillium strains) to strong mutagenic (e. g. aflatoxins, patulin), carcinogenic (e. g. aflatoxins), teratogenic, neurotoxic (e. g. ochr...

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Main Authors: Bräse, Stefan, Gläser, Franziska (Author), Kramer, Carsten (Author), Lindner, Stephanie (Author)
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Vienna Springer Vienna 2013, 2013
Edition:1st ed. 2013
Series:Progress in the Chemistry of Organic Natural Products
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:The biological activity of mycotoxins ranges from weak and/or sometimes positive effects, such as antibacterial activity (see penicillin derivatives derived from Penicillium strains) to strong mutagenic (e. g. aflatoxins, patulin), carcinogenic (e. g. aflatoxins), teratogenic, neurotoxic (e. g. ochratoxins), nephrotoxic (e. g. fumonisins, citrinin), hepatotoxic, and immunotoxic (e. g. ochratoxins, diketopiperazines) activity. Nowadays, many laboratories around the world are specialized in the detection of mycotoxins in food products and contaminated material found in housing. In this volume, a focus on the most important classes of mycotoxins is provided and their chemistry of the last ten years is discussed. In each Section, the individual biological impact is outlined. Sections are arranged according to mycotoxin classes (e. g. aflatoxins) and/or structural classes (e. g. resorcinyl lactones, diketopiperazines). The biology of mycotoxins is also described
Physical Description:XV, 300 p. 113 illus., 32 illus. in color online resource
ISBN:9783709113127