The intestine as a possible target for fumonisin toxicity.

  title={The intestine as a possible target for fumonisin toxicity.},
  author={Sandrine Bouhet and Isabelle P Oswald},
  journal={Molecular nutrition & food research},
  volume={51 8},
Fumonisins constitute a family of toxic and carcinogenic mycotoxins produced by Fusarium verticillioides (formerly F. moniliforme), a common fungal contaminant of corn. Contamination with fumonisin B(1) (FB(1)) is of concern as this mycotoxin causes various animal diseases. The gastrointestinal tract represents the first barrier against ingested chemicals, food contaminants, and natural toxins. Following ingestion of fumonisin-contaminated food or feed, intestinal epithelial cells could be… CONTINUE READING


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