Agent Name

Fusarin C

CAS Number

79748-81-5

Formula

C23-H29-N-O7

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

3,5,7,9-Undecatetraenoic acid, 2-ethylidene-11-(4-hydroxy-4-(2-hydroxyethyl)-2-oxo-6-oxa-3-azabicyclo(3.1.0)hex-1-yl)-4,6,10-trimethyl-11-oxo-, methyl ester, (1R-(1-alpha(2E,3E,5E,7E,9E),4-alpha,5-alpha))-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Mycotoxins

Description

Yellow liquid; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

A toxin produced by Fusarium species found on maize grown under warm, dry conditions; Human exposure occurs by ingestion of milled or ground maize; Fumonisins B1 and B2 are also produced by the fungus Fusarium moniliform; [IARC]

Comments

Trichothecene mycotoxins causes bone marrow suppression, leukopenia, immunosuppression, and secondary sepsis; [HSDB] Limited evidence of carcinogenicity in animals; [IARC] See "T-2 toxin."

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

IARC Carcinogen

Possible Carcinogen

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