Toxicological potential of mycotoxin MT81 and its benzoylated derivative on testicular spermatogenesis and steroidogenesis in mature male Wistar albino rats.


Mycotoxin MT81 was isolated, purified, and identified from a fungal strain of Penicillium nigricans. It is a CNS depressant, hyperglycemic agent and produces massive bone marrow depression, hepatotoxicity, and nephrotoxicity. Its benzolylated analog (benzoylated-MT81) was synthesized in our laboratory having a LD₅₀ value of 87.1 mg/kg body weight in mice… (More)
DOI: 10.3109/15376516.2011.552535

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