Agent Name

Palmotoxin Go

CAS Number

39450-11-8

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Palmotoxin G0; Palmotoxin G(0); [ChemIDplus]

Category

Mycotoxins

Sources/Uses

A highly toxic fluorescent metabolite of Aspergillus flavus; [ChemIDplus] A mycotoxin from Aspergillus flavus and Elaeis guineesis; [HSDB]

Comments

Aflatoxin B1, Palmotoxin Bo, and Palmotoxin Go were all toxic to developing chick embryos, causing decreased body and organ weights, but Palmotoxin Bo was less potent than the other two substances; In rats treated for 15 days with up to 6.4 mg/kg/day, Palmotoxin Bo caused weight loss and liver injury and Palmotoxin Go did not. [HSDB]

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