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Penicillic acid is a polyketide mycotoxin which induces single and double stand DNA breaks. It inhibits GDP-mannose dehydrogenase. It inhibits also muscle aldose dehydrogenase, lactate dhydrogenase and alcohol dehydrogenase. Origin: Penicillium Cyclopium.
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 ...