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Compound Summary for: CID 14403

Aflatoxin B1

Also known as: AFB1, AFBI, 1162-65-8, Aflatoxin-B1
Molecular Formula: C17H12O6   Molecular Weight: 312.27358   InChIKey: OQIQSTLJSLGHID-UHFFFAOYSA-N
A potent hepatotoxic and hepatocarcinogenic mycotoxin produced by the Aspergillus flavus group of fungi. It is also mutagenic, teratogenic, and causes immunosuppression in animals. It is found as a contaminant in peanuts, cottonseed meal, corn, and other grains. The mycotoxin requires epoxidation to aflatoxin B1 2,3-oxide for activation. Microsomal monooxygenases biotransform the toxin to the less toxic metabolites aflatoxin M1 and Q1.   From: MeSH
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