ID 2: 129

Toxin: n

Systematic name: 7H-Furo[3′,2′:4,5]furo[2,3-c]xanthen-7-one, 3a,12c-dihydro-8-hydroxy-6,10,11-trimethoxy-, (3aR-cis)-

Molecular formulae: 


Molecular weight: 384.336

Chemical abstract number: 65176-75-2

Chemical type: Dihydrodifuranoxanthone

Literature reference:

  • 5,​6-​Dimethoxysterigmatocystin and related metabolites from Aspergillus multicolor. Hamasaki, Takashi; Nakagomi, Takeo; Hatsuda, Yuichi; Fukuyama, Keiichi; Katsube, Yukiteru (Fac. Agric., Tottori Univ., Tottori 680, Japan). Agric. Biol. Chem., 44(5), 1149-55 (English) 1980.
    Inhibitory effect of sterigmatocystin and 5,6-dimethoxysterigmatocystin on ATP synthesis in mitochondria. Kawai K, Nakamaru T, Nozawa Y, Maebayashi Y, Yamazaki M, Natori S. Appl Environ Microbiol. 1984 Nov;48(5):1001-3.

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Date uploaded: 2008-07-07 12:40:48

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