Revisión: Implicaciones toxicológicas y nutricionales de la toxina T-2

Translated title of the contribution: Review: Toxicological and nutritional implications of T-2 toxin

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Trichothecenes are mycotoxins produced by species of the genus Fusarium. These toxins are associated with health problems in humans and animals. The most common trichothecenes in cereals are deoxynivalenol, HT-2 toxin, diacetoxyscirpenol, nivalenol, neosolaniol and T-2 toxin; the latter is the most widely studied because it is easy to produce in the laboratory. The effects of T-2 toxicosis include dermatonecrosis, reduced body weight and efficiency of food utilization, severe diarrhoea, haemorrhage, necrosis of the upper alimentary tract, anaemia, immuno suppression ; and in birds, poor feathering. This paper reviews the latest information about the occurrence, chemical characteristics, toxicity, metabolic alterations, biotransformation and detoxifi cation methods of the T-2 toxin.

Translated title of the contributionReview: Toxicological and nutritional implications of T-2 toxin
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)241-250
Number of pages10
JournalFood Science and Technology International
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1997
Externally publishedYes


  • T-2 toxin
  • biotransformation
  • detoxification
  • mycotoxins
  • nutrition
  • trichothecenes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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