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Aflatoxin B1: A review on metabolism, toxicity, occurrence in food, occupational exposure, and detoxification methods.
Aflatoxins are a class of carcinogenic mycotoxins produced by Aspergillus fungi and are known to contaminate a large portion of the world's food supply. Aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) is the most potent ofExpand
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Seasonal and Temporal Variations in Volatile Organic Compounds in Indoor and Outdoor Air in Al-Jahra City, Kuwait
Indoor and outdoor air samples were simultaneously collected from the largest office building in Jahra City during 57 sampling events between August 2010 and November 2011. The collected samplesExpand
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Structure and Oxidation of Pyrrole Adducts Formed between Aflatoxin B2a and Biological Amines.
Aflatoxin B2a has been shown to bind to proteins through a dialdehyde intermediate under physiological conditions. The proposed structure of this adduct has been published showing a Schiff baseExpand
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Effect of dietary acids on the formation of aflatoxin B2a as a means to detoxify aflatoxin B1
ABSTRACT Aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) is a class 1 carcinogen and a common food contaminant worldwide with widely uncontrolled human exposure. The ability of organic acids to transform AFB1 into a knownExpand
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Mineral Content of Bottled and Desalinated Household Drinking Water in Kuwait
Three hundred and twenty-two samples of desalinated household water were collected from 99 sampling locations that covered 95% of Kuwaiti's residential areas. Seventy-one brands of bottled water wereExpand
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Spatial Variation of Haloacetic Acids in Indoor and Outdoor Desalinated Household Drinking Water in Kuwait
The present study reveals spatial variability of haloacetic acids and the basic physiochemical properties of drinking water samples through visualization based on the Kriging algorithm andExpand
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Solvent-dependent transformation of aflatoxin B1 in soil
To date, all studies of aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) transformation in soil or in purified mineral systems have identified aflatoxins B2 (AFB2) and G2 (AFG2) as the primary transformation products. However,Expand
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Pesticide Contamination of Surface Water in Egypt and Potential Impact
Enzyme-immunoassay field kits and capillary gas chromatography with nitrogen-phosphorous and electron capture detection (NPD and ECD) systems were used to determine the levels and distribution ofExpand
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Supercritical fluid extraction of aflatoxin B(1) from soil.
  • J. Starr, M. Selim
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Journal of chromatography. A
  • 31 October 2008
This research describes the development of a supercritical fluid extraction (SFE) method to recover aflatoxin B(1) from fortified soil. The effects of temperature, pressure, modifier (identity andExpand
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Adduction to arginine detoxifies aflatoxin B1 by eliminating genotoxicity and altering in vitro toxicokinetic profiles
Aflatoxin B1 (AFB1), a class 1 carcinogen and prominent food contaminant, is highly linked to the development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and plays a causative role in a large portion of globalExpand
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