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Tricothecene Mycotoxins Toxin/Fungus


The tricothecene mycotoxins are a large group of low-molecular-weight toxins produced by several species of filamentous fungi. Most are potent inhibitors of eukaryotic protein synthesis and of mitochondrial respiration. Those toxins most frequently isolated from agricultural products, and likewise mentioned most often in the context of belligerent use, include diacetoxyscirpenol (DAS), Nivalenol, 4-Deoxynivalenol (DON), and especially T-2. T-2 is one of the most stable of these...

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