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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.
Aflatoxin M1 is the hydroxylated metabolite of aflatoxin B1 and is usually found in milk or milk products obtained from livestock that have ingested contaminated feed.
Aflatoxin M1, location and sex had significant correlation with HAZ in this study, whereas no association with the total of AFB and AFG could be seen.
Milk is mainly contaminated with aflatoxin M1 (AFM1).
El-Tras WF, El-Kady NN and AA Tayel Infants Exposure to Aflatoxin M1 as a Novel Foodborne Zoonosis.
At booth number 617, Bioo Scientific is showcasing testing solutions for a number of applications including rapid strip tests for histamine detection in seafood, milk, wine and cheese, aflatoxin M1 in milk, and fluoroquinolone in milk and meat.
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.
Competitive ELISA for aflatoxin M1 (Low matrix ELISA, Helica Biosystems Inc, Santa Ana, CA) was performed following the instructions of the manufacturer.
Supply of Elisa kit for the determination of aflatoxin M1.
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Last week, elevated levels of aflatoxin M1 were found in milk at dairy farms across the island.
Movassagh MH Aflatoxin M1 Contamination in the Marketed Cow's Raw Milk of Tabriz, Iran.