Risk assessment of the mycotoxin zearalenone.

  title={Risk assessment of the mycotoxin zearalenone.},
  author={T Kuiper-Goodman and Peter Scott and Hideki Watanabe},
  journal={Regulatory toxicology and pharmacology : RTP},
  volume={7 3},
Trans-zearalenone, a resorcylic acid lactone, also known as F-2 toxin, is a nonsteroidal estrogenic mycotoxin produced by numerous species of Fusarium. As a result zearalenone is found in a number of cereal crops and their derived food products. A closely related substance "zeranol" (zearalanol) is at present being used in the United States and Canada as an anabolic agent in beef cattle. Zearalenone has been implicated in numerous incidences of mycotoxicosis in farm animals, especially pigs. In… CONTINUE READING
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