ochratoxin


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o·chra·tox·in

(ō-kră-toks'ins),
A mycotoxin produced by Aspergillus ochraceus growing on stored cereal grains. Affects poultry and other animals fed the grain.

o·chra·tox·in

(ō'kră-toks'in)
A mycotoxin produced by Aspergillus ochraceus growing on stored cereal grains. Affects poultry and other animals fed the grain.

ochratoxin, ochratoxin A

an isocoumarin derivative mycotoxin produced by the fungus Acpergillus spp. fungi. A nephrotoxin causing ochratoxicosis. Experimentally it has been shown to have teratogenic effects, especially in pigs, including eye malformation, hydrocephalus, short jaw, other skeletal and cardiac defects.
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Summary: Ochratoxin A (OTA) is the second most important and naturally occurring mycotoxin after aflatoxin produced as a secondary metabolite by 8 kinds of Aspergillus and 6 species of Penicillium, which can contaminate a wide variety of food and feedstuffs.
The most common Aspergillus mycotoxins are aflatoxin, ochratoxin, patulin, and fumagillin.
2005 who used Myco-AD to remove the toxic effects of aflatoxin B1 and ochratoxin in broiler chicks.
Among the mycotoxins found in foods, ochratoxin A (OTA) is considered a substance with nephrotoxic, hepatotoxic, teratogenic and immunosuppressive effects in several animals, and it can cause tumours in the liver and kidneys.
Effect of ochratoxin A on coccidiosis-challenged broiler chicks.
Aflatoxin and ochratoxin A contamination of retail foods and intake of these mycotoxins in Japan.
Director of the General Establishment for Grain Trade and Manufacture Majed al-Hmaidan told SANA that the claims made by a Lebanese newspaper about shipments of wheat mixed with the carcinogenic ochratoxin are completely devoid of truth.
Abu Faour said the Health Ministry had asked the public prosecution to investigate the presence of high levels of ochratoxin in imported wheat.
The regulation of deoxynivalenol (DON), ochratoxin A and fumonisins levels in food and feed are also currently under discussion.