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af·la·tox·in

 (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.

[New Latin A(spergillus) flā(vus), species name (aspergillus + Latin flāvus, yellow; see flavo-) + toxin.]

aflatoxin

(ˌæfləˈtɒksɪn)
n
(Botany) a toxin produced by the fungus Aspergillus flavus growing on peanuts, maize, etc, causing liver disease (esp cancer) in man
[C20: from A(spergillus) fla(vus) + toxin]

af•la•tox•in

(ˌæf ləˈtɒk sɪn)

n.
any of several toxins produced by soil fungi of the genus Aspergillus (commonly A. flavus), sometimes contaminating peanuts and stored grains.
[1960–65; A(spergillus)fla(vus) (species name; see aspergillus, flavin) + toxin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aflatoxin - a potent carcinogen from the fungus Aspergillusaflatoxin - a potent carcinogen from the fungus Aspergillus; can be produced and stored for use as a bioweapon
bioarm, biological weapon, bioweapon - any weapon usable in biological warfare; "they feared use of the smallpox virus as a bioweapon"
mycotoxin - a toxin produced by a fungus
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aflatoxin

n aflatoxina
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Effect of dietary aflatoxin B1 on growth, fecundity and tissue accumulation in gibel carp during the stage of gonad development.
It says Aflatoxin B1 is particularly high in carcinogenic effect, and "chronic exposure to AFB1 was reported to increase the risk of liver cancer, especially when it is associated with hepatitis B or C.
Dominant contribution of P450 3A4 to the hepatic carcinogenic activation of aflatoxin B1.
The study pointed out that "intra-familial" spread of HCV as the most important route of transmission, but also cited the widespread use of pesticides, diets that are contaminated by aflatoxin B1 in rural areas, and the standard treatment for HCV infection as other ways it gets spread.
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.
Studies on production performance and toxin residues in tissues and eggs of layer chickens fed on diets with various concentrations of aflatoxin B1.
The researchers demonstrated the concept on the detection of acetylcholinesterase (ACHE) inhibitors such as paraoxon and aflatoxin B1 on paper using a "lateral flow" sensing approach similar to that used in a home pregnancy test strip.
Moreover the Agriculture Ministry has also found concentrations of aflatoxin B1 above the legal limit in samples taken from two cargo loads of corn.
Checks by Smiths Flour Mills revealed some of its rice flour had been contaminated by aflatoxin B1 - which occurs naturally in mould.
For instance, he showed that the human carcinogen aflatoxin B1, which readily triggers malignancies in fish with bony skeletons, did nothing to sharks.
The 100g cartons MDH brand Deggi Mirchhave chilli powder been found to contain an excess of aflatoxin B1.
4]) and aflatoxin B1 (AFB1)-induced hepatocyte toxicity models.