Aflatoxins are naturally occuring mycotoxins that are produced by Aspergillus species, especially Aspergillus flavus. They are acutely toxic and carcinogenic.
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Aflatoxins are toxins produced by a mold that grows in nuts, seeds, and legumes.
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Aflatoxins, produced by molds (in nuts and milk)
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~ are known to inibit the synthesis and transport of lipids in the liver. Deficiencies of fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E, and K) are also sometimes seen in aflatoxicosis.
Exposure to ~. For people living in Africa and parts of Asia, consuming foods contaminated with ~ greatly increases the risk of liver cancer.
~ are known to cause cancer in animals. The fungi that produce aflatoxin grow on crops such as peanuts (especially) and wheat, corn, beans and rice. Aflatoxin is a problem particularly in undeveloped and developing countries.
Some of these fungi (primarily Aspergillus flavus) produce the very lethal mycotoxins called ~. ~ are remarkably potent, often causing disease even when ingested in minute amounts.
~, cancer-causing substances made by a type of plant mold, have also been implicated. ~ can contaminate wheat, peanuts, rice, corn, and soybeans. These are rare problems in most developed countries like the U.S.
In some parts of the world, toxins (~) generated by fungi (aspergillus flavus and aspergillus parasiticus) found on nuts and meal stored under hot, humid conditions are a common cause of liver cancer.
Aflatoxin (AF-la-TOK-sin): A substance made by a mold that is often found on poorly stored grains and nuts. ~ are known to cause cancer in animals.
Agranulocyte (A-gran-yoo-lo-SITE): A type of white blood cell; monocytes and lymphocytes are agranulocytes.
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Certain poisonous mushrooms and a type of poison that can grow on peanut plants (~)
Most patients with primary liver cancer have suffered previously from liver disease such as chronic hepatitis, cirrhosis or, in the less developed world, have been exposed to poisons from plants (~).
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