Aflatoxins: Biochemistry, Toxicology, Public Health, Policies and Modern Methods of Analysis



Series: Analytical Chemistry and Microchemistry
BISAC: SCI013010

Aflatoxins are a group of highly toxic mycotoxins, which naturally occur as fungal secondary metabolites, and can be detected in food and feed. “Aflatoxins: Biochemistry, Toxicology, Public Health, Policies and Modern Methods of Analysis” discusses general issues that occur by this mycotoxin contamination in foods and feeds. The book is divided into 9 chapters that summarize aflatoxins’ biological effects on human health, methods for their determination, and strategies for risk mitigation and legislation.

The first part covers the biochemical effects of aflatoxins on human and animal health, as well as techniques for biomonitoring. The chapters in the second part describe all the physicochemical and biological assays for aflatoxin determination and analysis. In addition, special attention is given also in the predictive modeling of Aspergillus flavus growth and aflatoxins production. Furthermore, a chapter is dedicated to the use of metabolomics in Aspergillus research. In the last part, the book goes on examining the regulatory provisions for aflatoxin contamination control. The book is intended to provide an update to scientists, industry professionals and the general public in the recent advances within the field of aflatoxins.
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Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Combined Toxicity of Aflatoxins and Ochratoxin A
(María Alonso-Jáuregui, Adela López de Cerain, Elena González-Peñas and Ariane Vettorazzi, Universidad de Navarra, School of Pharmacy and Nutrition, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Pamplona, Spain, and others)

Chapter 2. Aflatoxins, Oxidative Stress and Regulation of Glutathione Redox System
(Szabina Kulcsár, Benjámin Kövesi and Miklós Mézes, PhD, MTA-KE Mycotoxins in the Food Chain Research Group, Kaposvár University, Szent István University, Kaposvár, Hungary, and others)

Chapter 3. Analytical Methods for Aflatoxin Human Biomonitoring
(Beatriz Arce-López, Elena González-Peñas, Ariane Vettorazzi and Elena Lizarraga, Universidad de Navarra, School of Pharmacy and Nutrition. Department of Pharmaceutical Technology and Chemistry, Pamplona, Spain, and others)

Chapter 4. Commercial Immunoassays for Detecting Aflatoxins
(Chris M. Maragos, Mycotoxin Prevention and Applied Microbiology Research Unit, US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Peoria, IL, US)

Chapter 5. Metabolomics in Aspergillus Research: Potential and Applications in Biotechnology, Industry, Medicine, and Crop Protection
(Ioannis F. Kalampokis and Konstantinos A. Aliferis, Laboratory of Pesticide Science, Pesticide Metabolomics Group, Department of Crop Science, Agricultural University of Athens, Athens, Greece, and others)

Chapter 6. Predictive Modelling of Aspergillus flavus Growth and Aflatoxins Production
(Pantelis I. Natskoulis and Efstathios Z. Panagou, Institute of Technology of Agricultural Products, Hellenic Agricultural Organization “DEMETER”, Lycovrissi, Greece, and others)

Chapter 7. Review of the Analytical Methodologies and Occurrence Data of Aflatoxins in Cereals and Cereal-Based Foods in Spain
(Esther Echarri, Ariane Vettorazzi, Elena Lizarraga, Beatriz Arce-López and Elena González-Peñas, Universidad de Navarra, School of Pharmacy and Nutrition, Department of Pharmaceutical Technology and Chemistry, Pamplona, Spain, and others)

Chapter 8. Pre-Harvest Management Strategies to Control Aflatoxin Contamination in Crops
(Michail D. Kaminiaris and Dimitrios I. Tsitsigiannis, Agricultural University of Athens, School of Agricultural Production, Infrastructure and Environment, Department of Crop Science, Laboratory of Plant Pathology, Athens, Greece)

Chapter 9. Aflatoxins in Food and Feed: Occurrence, Legislation and Mitigation Strategies
(M Madalena C. Sobral, Sara C. Cunha, Miguel A. Faria and Isabel MPLVO Ferreira, LAQV/REQUIMTE, Departamento de Ciências Químicas, Laboratório de Bromatologia e Hidrologia, Faculdade de Farmácia, Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal)



Scientists and professionals from the fields of food microbiology, food safety, phytopathology, crop science, analytical chemistry, food industry


Aflatoxins, combined toxicity, crop management, food analysis, predictive modelling

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