Sex-related differences in the immune response of weanling piglets exposed to low doses of fumonisin extract.

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Fumonisin B1 (FB1) is a mycotoxin produced by Fusarium verticillioides, a fungus that commonly contaminates maize. Sex-related effects of FB1 have been observed with respect to carcinogenicity in rodents, to performances in pigs and immunosuppression in mice. In the present study the sex-related effect of FB1 on the pig immune response was determined… (More)

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