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Sterigmatocystin: occurrence in foodstuffs and analytical methods--an overview.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19998385     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Sterigmatocystin (STC) is a mycotoxin produced by fungi of many different Aspergillus species. Other species such as Bipolaris, Chaetomium, Emiricella are also able to produce STC. STC producing fungi were frequently isolated from different foodstuffs, while STC was regularly detected in grains, corn, bread, cheese, spices, coffee beans, soybeans, pistachio nuts, animal feed and silage. STC shows different toxicological, mutagenic and carcinogenic effects in animals and has been recognized as a 2B carcinogen (possible human carcinogen) by International Agency for Research on Cancer. There are more than 775 publications available in Scopus (and more than 505 in PubMed) mentioning STC, but there is no summary information available about STC occurrence and analysis in food. This review presents an overview of the worldwide information on the occurrence of STC in different foodstuffs during the last 40 years, and describes the progress made in analytical methodology for the determination of STC in food.
Aleksandrs Versilovskis; Sarah De Saeger
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Molecular nutrition & food research     Volume:  54     ISSN:  1613-4133     ISO Abbreviation:  Mol Nutr Food Res     Publication Date:  2010 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-01-13     Completed Date:  2010-04-05     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101231818     Medline TA:  Mol Nutr Food Res     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  136-47     Citation Subset:  IM    
Laboratory of membrane-active substances, Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis, R?ga, Latvia.
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MeSH Terms
Carcinogens / analysis*,  chemistry
Chromatography, Gas / methods
Chromatography, High Pressure Liquid / methods
Chromatography, Thin Layer / methods
Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay / methods
Food / standards
Food Analysis / methods*
Food Contamination* / legislation & jurisprudence,  prevention & control
Sterigmatocystin / analysis*,  chemistry
Tandem Mass Spectrometry
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Carcinogens; 10048-13-2/Sterigmatocystin

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