Recent advances in ochratoxin research II. Biosynthesis, mode of action and control of ochratoxins

J. Varga, K. Rigo, J. Téren, A. Mesterházy

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Abstract

Ochratoxins are fungal secondary metabolites which exhibit nephrotoxic, teratogenic, immunosuppressive and carcinogenic effects on animals and humans. This review deals with the chemistry, biosynthesis, metabolism and mode of action of ochratoxin A. Possible strategies for controlling ochratoxin levels in feeds and foods, and preventing toxic effects of ochratoxin A in animals and humans are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93-100
Number of pages8
JournalCereal Research Communications
Volume29
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001

Keywords

  • Detoxification
  • Metabolism
  • Mode of action
  • Ochratoxin A

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Genetics

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