Secondary metabolites trivial name - cyclopiazonic acid
Species A. flavus, A. lentulus, A. minisclerotigenes, A. oryzae, A. pseudotamarii, A. versicolor
Systematic name 9H-Pyrrolo[1',2':2,3]isoindolo[4,5,6-cd]indol-9-one, 10-acetyl-2,6,6a,7,11a,11b-hexahydro-11-hydroxy-7,7-dimethyl-, (6aR,11aS,11bR)-rel-
Molecular formulae C20H20N2O3
Molecular weight 336.39
Chemical abstracts number 18172-33-3
Selected references Production of mycotoxins by Aspergillus lentulus and other medically important and closely related species in section Fumigati.Med Mycol.Larsen TO, Smedsgaard J, Nielsen KF, Hansen MA, Samson RA, Frisvad JC. 2007 May;45(3):225-32.
Toxicity Tremorgenic toxin. Causes degenerative changes in the liver, kidney and other organs. Intraperitoneal LD50 in the rat 2.3 mg/kg body-weight and oral LD50 of the sodium salt of cyclopiazonic acid is reported to be 19 mg/kg body-weight.
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