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Fungus Toxin Gets in the Way in DNA

Friday, October 7th, 2011

Aflatoxins – carcinogenic toxins produced by fungi – contaminate food. Aflatoxin B1 has been implicated in the development of human liver cancer. A metabolite of aflatoxin B1 reacts with DNA, forming adducts that cause mutations. To understand how different chemical forms of such adducts induce differing levels of mutations, Surajit Banerjee, Ph.D., Kyle Brown, Ph.D., […]