Secondary metabolites, structure diagram: Trivial name – aflatoxin M1

Date: 26 November 2013

Secondary metabolites, structure diagram: Trivial name – aflatoxin M1

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Species: A. flavus, A. parasiticusSystematic 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: C17H12O7Molecular weight: 328.28Chemical abstracts number: 6795-23-9Selected references: 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.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.


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