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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. ...
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, ...
An investigation into the chemopreventive properties of an indigenous herb, Amaranthus lividus, using cancerous cell lines.
Chemoprevention may be defined as the inhibition, delay or reversal of carcinogenesis by dietary compounds or their derivatives. "Imifino" is a collective name for many wild plants used predominantly by rural people as ...
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 ...
Development and application of an ELISA method of analysis for fumonisins
Fumonisins, mycotoxins produced by the fungus, Fusarium moniliforme, which grows on maize, are a major worldwide agricultural problem. Consumption of contaminated maize feeds causes a wide variety of toxic effects in animals ...