Some food-associated mycotoxins as potential risk factors in humans predisposed to chronic intestinal inflammatory diseases.

@article{Maresca2010SomeFM,
  title={Some food-associated mycotoxins as potential risk factors in humans predisposed to chronic intestinal inflammatory diseases.},
  author={Marc Maresca and Jacques Fantini},
  journal={Toxicon : official journal of the International Society on Toxinology},
  year={2010},
  volume={56 3},
  pages={282-94}
}
Mycotoxins are fungal metabolites able to affect the functions of numerous tissues and organs in animals and humans, including intestinal and immune systems. However, the potential link between exposure to some mycotoxins and human chronic intestinal inflammatory diseases, such as celiac and Crohn's diseases or ulcerative colitis, has not been investigated. Instead, several theories based on bacterial, immunological or neurological events have been elaborated to explain the etiology of these… CONTINUE READING

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