"Aflatoxin B1" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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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.
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Mutagenesis by aflatoxin in M13 DNA: base-substitution mechanisms and the origin of strand bias. Mol Gen Genet. 1989 May; 217(1):20-5.
Mechanisms of mutagenesis by a bulky DNA lesion at the guanine N7 position. Genetics. 1988 Dec; 120(4):863-73.
DNA replication-blocking properties of adducts formed by aflatoxin B1-2,3-dichloride and aflatoxin B1-2,3-oxide. Mutat Res. 1987 Jul; 179(1):89-101.
Sequence context effects in DNA replication blocks induced by aflatoxin B1. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1985 May; 82(10):3096-100.
Some practical problems arising from use of the gamma multihit model for risk estimation. J Toxicol Environ Health. 1981 Sep; 8(3):379-86.