Cleavage of zearalenone by Trichosporon mycotoxinivorans to a novel nonestrogenic metabolite.

@article{Vekiru2010CleavageOZ,
  title={Cleavage of zearalenone by Trichosporon mycotoxinivorans to a novel nonestrogenic metabolite.},
  author={Elisavet Vekiru and Christian Hametner and Rudolf Mitterbauer and Justyna Rechthaler and Gerhard Adam and Gerd Schatzmayr and Rudolf Krska and Rainer Schuhmacher},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={76 7},
  pages={2353-9}
}
Zearalenone (ZON) is a potent estrogenic mycotoxin produced by several Fusarium species most frequently on maize and therefore can be found in food and animal feed. Since animal production performance is negatively affected by the presence of ZON, its detoxification in contaminated plant material or by-products of bioethanol production would be advantageous. Microbial biotransformation into nontoxic metabolites is one promising approach. In this study the main transformation product of ZON… CONTINUE READING