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(Biochemistry) a member of a large family of chemically related mycotoxins


(ˌtraɪ kəˈθi sɪn)

any of a group of toxins derived from various imperfect fungi, as of the genera Fusarium and Trichothecium.
[1970–75; < New Latin Trichothec(ium) (tricho- tricho- + thecium < Greek thēkíon, diminutive of thḗka case) + -ene]
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Huwig (2001) reported that HSCAS were effective in preventing aflatoxicosis, but their efficacy against zearalenone, ochratoxin, and trichothecenes was limited.
Aflatoxin, Ochratoxins, Trichothecenes, Zearalenone and Fumonisins are mycotoxins of greatest agricultural concerns (Vasanthi and Bhat, 1998).
Among the fungal species indicative of moisture damage, Stachybotrys chartarum has been a focus of interest in many toxicologic studies, mainly because of its ability to produce various mycotoxins induding satratoxins, which belong to the group of macrocyclic trichothecenes known to have severe cytotoxic capabilities (Jarvis 2002).
Using previously described methods (6,7), we collected 18 samples to be analyzed for mycotoxins (specifically trichothecenes, atranones, griseo-fulvins, and phenylspirodrimanes), which can be produced by Stachybotrys chartarum (synonyms atra or alternans) and other fungi.
Escola, Study on trichothecenes, Zearalenone and ochratoxin A in Finnish cereals: Occurrence and analytical techniques.
Trichothecenes can cause cytotoxic effects at the blood brain barrier, which will allow other harmful chemicals and pathogens to affect the brain.
Increase in total chlorophyll content after the pathogen infection could possibly occur owing to destruction and scattering of chloroplast ultrastructure by the action of fusaric acid, fumonisins, beauvericin, enniatin and trichothecenes secreted by F.
Key toxins detected include aflatoxins, fumonisins, deoxynivalenol, ochratoxins, and trichothecenes (including T-2), which are measured with ELISA test kits donated by Romer Labs.
Major mycotoxins are trichothecenes, fumonisins, ochratoxin A, aflatoxins and zearalenone etc.
The performance includes analyzes for the determination of trichothecenes, fumonisins, zearalenone, aflatoxins, ochratoxin A and patulin, enniatins, deoxynivalenol-3-glucoside2, moniliformin2, beauvericin2 and citrinin2 in food samples.
The Fusarium genus includes various species, which produce a large number of toxins such as fumonisins, trichothecenes, zearalenone, and others.