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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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Neogen's new Veratox[R] for Aflatoxin M1 is intended for the quantitative analysis of aflatoxin M1 in commodities such as milk, milk powder, butter and cheese.
Although aflatoxin makes peanuts taste bitter, the FDA said some unscrupulous food processors or peanut vendors simply mix bad peanuts with good ones rather than throw them out.
Our work suggests study that aflatoxin exposure may be taking an even greater toll in areas where millions are infected with HIV, including Africa and Asia, the latter with a fast-growing HIV population and rice storage areas contaminated by fungi," Pauline Jolly, Ph.
In one study, researchers used Lactobacillus casei and Lactobacillus reuteri in mice exposed to aflatoxin.
In addition, the ability of aflatoxins to cause cancer and related diseases in humans given their seemingly unavoidable occurrence in foods and feeds make the prevention and detoxification of these toxic substances one of the most challenging toxicology issues of present time.
Under no circumstance will milk with aflatoxin enter the market.
Studies on production performance and toxin residues in tissues and eggs of layer chickens fed on diets with various concentrations of aflatoxin B1.
There's really no one good way of controlling aflatoxins by traditional means--certainly not with chemical fungicides," says Abbas.
AFB1), aflatoxin B2 (AFB2), aflatoxin G1 (AFG1), and aflatoxin G2
Television researchers from the BBC found the product contained more than twice the maximum level permitted under EU safety levels of aflatoxin, which has links to liver cancer.
It evolved from an agricultural application used to test for aflatoxins and other carcinogenic substances in natural produce.
Tests have found a batch of MDH Deggi Mirch chilli powder to be contaminated with an aflatoxin at a level exceeding EU legal limits.