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Title Progress in the chemistry of organic natural products. 97, The chemistry of mycotoxins / Stefan Bräse [and others]
Published Vienna ; New York : Springer, ©2013


Description 1 online resource
Series Progress in the Chemistry of Organic Natural Products ; v. 97
Fortschritte der Chemie organischer Naturstoffe.
Contents Introduction -- Aflatoxins -- Citrinin -- Ergot Alkaloids -- Fumonisins -- Ochratoxins -- Patulin -- Trichothecenes -- Resorcylic Acid Lactones -- (Thio)diketopiperazines -- Alternaria Metabolites -- Skyrins -- Xanthones -- Cytochalasans -- Peptidic Mycotoxins
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
Analysis Chemistry
Chemistry, Organic
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Subject Mycotoxins.
MEDICAL -- Toxicology.
Science des matériaux.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
Author Bräse, Stefan.
ISBN 9783709113127
Other Titles Chemistry of mycotoxins