Fumonisin B(1): a neurotoxic mycotoxin.

  title={Fumonisin B(1): a neurotoxic mycotoxin.},
  author={A M Domijan},
  journal={Arhiv za higijenu rada i toksikologiju},
  volume={63 4},
Fumonisin B(1) (FB(1)) is a mycotoxin produced by Fusarium spp. moulds that contaminate crop, predominantly maize, all around the world. More than 15 types of fumonisins have been indentified so far, but FB(1) is the most abundant and toxicologically the most significant one. FB(1) has a wide range of toxic effects, depending on animal species. In horses FB(1) causes equine leukoencephalomalacia (ELEM), in pigs pulmonary oedema and in experimental rodents nephrotoxicity and hepatotoxicity. In… CONTINUE READING