Determination of aflatoxins and ochratoxin A in ginseng and other botanical roots by immunoaffinity column cleanup and liquid chromatography with fluorescence detection.

@article{Trucksess2006DeterminationOA,
  title={Determination of aflatoxins and ochratoxin A in ginseng and other botanical roots by immunoaffinity column cleanup and liquid chromatography with fluorescence detection.},
  author={Mary W. Trucksess and Carol M Weaver and Carolyn J. Oles and Kathleen D'Ovidio and Jeanne Rader},
  journal={Journal of AOAC International},
  year={2006},
  volume={89 3},
  pages={624-30}
}
Mycotoxins are toxic secondary metabolites produced by certain molds and are common contaminants of many important food crops, such as grains, nuts, and spices. Some mycotoxins are found in fruits, vegetables, and botanical roots. These contaminants have a broad range of toxic effects, including carcinogenicity, immunotoxicity, neurotoxicity, and reproductive and developmental toxicity. The public health concerns related to both acute and chronic effects of mycotoxins in animals have prompted… CONTINUE READING