Alkaloids in the human food chain--natural occurrence and possible adverse effects.

@article{Koleva2012AlkaloidsIT,
  title={Alkaloids in the human food chain--natural occurrence and possible adverse effects.},
  author={Irina I. Koleva and Teris A van Beek and Ans E. M. F. Soffers and Birgit Dusemund and Ivonne M C M Rietjens},
  journal={Molecular nutrition & food research},
  year={2012},
  volume={56 1},
  pages={30-52}
}
Alkaloid-containing plants are an intrinsic part of the regular Western diet. The present paper summarizes the occurrence of alkaloids in the food chain, their mode of action and possible adverse effects including a safety assessment. Pyrrolizidine alkaloids are a reason for concern because of their bioactivation to reactive alkylating intermediates. Several quinolizidine alkaloids, β-carboline alkaloids, ergot alkaloids and steroid alkaloids are active without bioactivation and mostly act as… CONTINUE READING
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