Aflatoxin B1 content in patients with hepatic diseases.

  title={Aflatoxin B1 content in patients with hepatic diseases.},
  author={Clara L{\'o}pez and Laura Ramos and Luc{\'i}a Bulacio and Silvana Ramad{\'a}n and F Rodr{\'i}guez},
  volume={62 4},
Aflatoxins are toxic metabolites of some Aspergillus flavus, A. parasiticus and A. nomius strains that occur in many foods and feeds. There are four major natural occurring aflatoxins: B1, B2, G1 and G2. These toxins can cause illness in human beings and animals. Aflatoxin B1 is the most abundant and toxic member of the family, and it is also the most potent hepatocarcinogen known. In order to estimate the potential human health risk of AFB1, it is useful to measure blood concentration. The… CONTINUE READING

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