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af·la·tox·in

(af'lă-tok'sin),
Toxic metabolites of some Aspergillus strains including the fungi Aspergillus flavus, Aspergillus parasiticus, and Aspergillus oryzae. They may play a role in the etiology of primary cancer of the liver in humans and produce disease in animals that eat peanut meal and other feed contaminated by these fungi.

aflatoxin

/af·la·tox·in/ (af´lah-tok″sin) a toxin produced by Aspergillus flavus and A. parasiticus, molds which contaminate ground nut seedlings; it has been implicated as a cause of hepatic carcinoma in humans.

aflatoxin

(ăf′lə-tŏk′sĭn)
n.
Any of a group of toxic compounds produced by certain molds, especially Aspergillus flavus, that contaminate stored food supplies such as animal feed and peanuts.

af·la·tox·in

(af'lă-tok'sin)
Toxic metabolites of some Aspergillus strains including the fungi A. flavus, A. parasiticus, and A. oryzae.

Aflatoxin

A substance produced by molds that grow on rice and peanuts. Exposure to aflatoxin is thought to explain the high rates of primary liver cancer in Africa and parts of Asia.
Mentioned in: Liver Cancer

aflatoxin

a mycotoxin produced by growth of the fungus Aspergillus flavus, usually on groundnuts or stored grain. See also aflatoxicosis.
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When animals are fed grain or feed contaminated with the toxin, aflatoxin B1 is converted by hydroxylation to aflatoxin M1, which is subsequently secreted in the milk of lactating cows.
A further five dairy farms are under investigation for being found with high levels of aflatoxin M1, albeit within the legal limit.
That was the verdict of the President of the Food Scientists and Food Technologists Association of Cyprus, who was commenting on the discovery of aflatoxin M1 in milk at dairy farms last week.
com)-- Bioo Scientific has added to its line of simple, quick, and fully quantitative ELISAs for mycotoxins with the introduction of two new MaxSignal[R] Aflatoxin M1 ELISA Kits; one with increased speed and other with increased sensitivity.
Last week, elevated levels of aflatoxin M1 were found in milk at dairy farms across the island.
AGRICULTURE officials will start checking pig and chicken farms tomorrow to find out whether they too have been using the contaminated animal feed responsible for infecting cattle with aflatoxin M1