Agent Name

PR-Toxin

CAS Number

56299-00-4

Formula

C17-H20-O6

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

PR toxin; PR toxine [French]; PRT; Toxin (Penicillium roquefortii); Toxin PR; Spiro(naphth(1,2-b)oxirene-5(1aH),2'-oxirane)-3'-carboxaldehyde, 2-(acetyloxy)-2,3,3a,4,6,7b-hexahydro-3,3',3a-trimethyl-6-oxo-, (1aR,2R,2'R,3R,3'S,3aR,7bS)-; Spiro(naphthalene-2(1H),2'-oxirane)-3'-carboxaldehyde, 3,5,6,7,8,8a-hexahydro-7-acetoxy-5,6-epoxy-3',8,8a-trimethyl-3-oxo-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Mycotoxins

Description

Brown or yellowish green solid; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

A mycotoxin produced by Penicillium roqueforti; [ChemIDplus] A mycotoxin produced by Penicillium roqueforti and Penicillium camemberti that are used to make mold-ripened cheeses; [Reference #1]

Comments

Causes muscle weakness and ataxia after lethal intraperitoneal doses to rats; Causes chronic pulmonary edema after lethal oral doses to rats; [RTECS] May cause irritation; Targets the liver; [MSDSonline]

Reference Link

PubMed Full-Text: Mycotoxins

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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