aflatoxin M1

Toxin: 

y

Systematic name: 

Cyclopenta[c]furo[3',2':4,5]furo[2,3-h][1]benzopyran-1,11-dione, 2,3,6a,9a-tetrahydro-9a-hydroxy-4-methoxy-, (6aR-cis)-

Molecular formulae: 

C17H12O7

Molecular weight: 

328.28

Chem abstract number: 

6795-23-9

Literature reference: 

Production of aflatoxins and aflatoxicols by Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus parasiticus and metabolism of aflatoxin B1 by aflatoxin-​nonproducing Aspergillus flavus. Nakazato, Mitsuo; Morozumi, Satoshi; Saito, Kazuo; Fujinuma, Kenji; Nishima, Taichiro; Kasai, Nobuhiko (Dep. Food Hyg. and Nutr., Tokyo Metrop. Res. Lab. Public Health, Tokyo 169, Japan). Eisei Kagaku, 37(2), 107-16 (English) 1991. Metabolites of Aspergillus flavus. Heathcote, John G.; Dutton, M. F. Tetrahedron (1969), 25(7), 1497-500

Chemical type: 

Dihydrodifuranocoumarin

Toxicity: 

Slightly less toxic than aflatoxin B1 with an oral LD50 for the one day-old duckling 0.46 mg/kg body-weight. Significantly less carcinogenic than aflatoxin B1.

Structure image: 

Aspergillus Species known to produce this metabolite: 

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Date uploaded: 

2005-12-11 00:00:00