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Beauvericin, a cyclic hexadepsipeptide of potential importance to the health of humans and domestic animals, has been reported to exert cytotoxic effects on several mammalian cell types and to induce apoptosis. We investigated the cytotoxicity of this compound to two human cell lines of myeloid origin: the monocytic lymphoma cells U-937 and the(More)
The cyclic hexadepsipeptide beauvericin, initially known as a secondary metabolite produced by the entomopathogenic fungus Beauveria bassiana and toxic to Artemia salina larvae, has been more recently recognized as an important mycotoxin synthesized by a number of Fusarium strains, which parasite maize, wheat and rice. Therefore, this mycotoxin may enter(More)
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