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The effect of ultradistance running on premenopausal women of different ethnic groups.
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The possible implication of selected Fusarium Mycotoxins in the aetiology of brain cancer.
The central nervous system is a potential site of action for the Fusarium mycotoxin Fumonisin B1 (FB1), and is exemplified in horses by the disease equine leukoencephalomalacia. Structurally resembling sphingoid bases, FB1 ...
The cytotoxic effects of deoxynivalenol and fumonisin B1 on the HT-29 human colonic adenocarcinoma cell line.
The human population can be considered as a subject of combined exposure to chemicals against which the gastrointestinal tract represents the first barrier. The most relevant are those compounds that occur in plants which ...
The cytotoxic effects of aflatoxin B1 and fumonisin B1 on cultured human cells.
Aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) and Fumonisin B1 (FB1), potentially cytotoxic and carcinogenic mycotoxins are common contaminants of agricultural commodities in South Africa and thus could be detrimental to the human immune system. ...
An investigation into the apoptotic inducing effect of fusaric acid on human lymphocytes and its role in cell growth inhibition.
Fusaric acid (FA) (5-butylpicolinic acid) is a divalent ion chelating agent that has low affinity for Ca2+ and Mg2+ and a high affinity for other essential metal ions such as Fe2+ Mn2+, Zn2+ and Cu2+. Its mode of action ...
Optimisation of an analytical method for the analysis of folic acid derivatives in biological materials.
Folic acid is a water-soluble, B-complex vitamin influencing a number of biological processes in humans and particularly important in the prevention of neural tube defects (associated with spinal bifida) in unborn children. ...
Cardiopulmonary exercise testing for high-risk South African surgical patients.
Aim: To determine the prognostic value of cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) for major vascular surgery in South African patients. Methods: CPET has been used in Durban since October 2004 to predict cardiac risk for ...
The fate of mycotoxins in non-alcoholic lactic acid maize meal fermentation.
This study was aimed at investigating the potential of lactic acid fermentation in reducing myco toxin concentration in maize meal products. Maize meal was spiked separately with aflatoxin Bi, fumonism Bi, and zearalenone, ...
Oxidative stress of tissue in hypertensive rats.
Oxidative stress, resulting from an antioxidant/free radical imbalance, is considered to be an important etiologic factor in the patho-physiological changes associated with salt sensitive hypertension. An important unresolved ...
A comparative assessment of local, commercial and homemade amahewu with respect to nutritional value, hygiene, and other health benefits to the community.
Fermentation is a process by which primary food products are modified biochemically by the action of microorganisms and/or their enzymes. Several societies have, over the years, intentionally carried it out to enhance the ...