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Alpha-Zearalenol is a synthetic derivative of the macrolactone mycotoxin zearalenone.It is estrogenically active and demonstrates induction of premature uterine growth, increase of nuclear estrogen receptor levels, and a five fold increase of ornithine decarboxylase level. The increase of the ODC level was 20-fold more pronounced with Alpha-Zearalenol than zearalenone, and Alpha-Zearalenol demonstrated three times more potent estrogenic activity than zearalenone.
What does fermentation mean? Fermentation (from latin fermentare) is generally defined as a conversion of material under aerobic or anaerobic conditions influenced by micro-organisms. "Micro-organism" is a collective term for usually ...
Mycotoxins are secondary metabolites of molds fungis which have a very toxic effect on human being. The species of Mycotoxins subdivide to aflatoxins, fumonisines, ochratoxins and fusarium toxins. The name ...