Evaluation of the reproductive toxicity of patulin in growing male rats.

@article{Selmanolu2006EvaluationOT,
  title={Evaluation of the reproductive toxicity of patulin in growing male rats.},
  author={G{\"u}ldeniz Selmanoğlu},
  journal={Food and chemical toxicology : an international journal published for the British Industrial Biological Research Association},
  year={2006},
  volume={44 12},
  pages={2019-24}
}
Patulin is a mycotoxin produced by several Penicillium, Aspergillus and Byssachlamys species. Patulin can be produced on different food products including fruits, grains, cheese, cured meats, but in natural situations patulin is exclusively found in apple and apple products. Patulin, at dose of 0.1mg/kg bw/day, was administered by gavage to the growing male rats aged 5-6 week for 60 or 90 days. At the end of the experiment, sperm counts and morphology were investigated. Also, effects of patulin… CONTINUE READING

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