Zoila Coloma Adaniya MV. MSc (Lima – Perú)
General Manager – ZC Consulting.
Why is it so complicated to control mycotoxins?
The mechanism through which mycotoxins generate their toxic effects isn’t entirely elucidated, due to their chemical structures and target organs. There can be several responses depending on:
Additionally, different responses in individuals from the same population have been observed.
Most mycotoxins can cause lipid peroxidation, damage in the function and the structural membranes of cells, and induce apoptosis. Additionally, they can also lead to immunosuppression, hyperestrogenism, hepatotoxicity, nephrotoxicity, neurotoxicity and genotoxicity (Mallmann y Dilkin, 2007; Tabbu, 2015).
We know that, in natural conditions, we can find low to moderate levels of contamination, which makes it more challenging to recognize the effects associated with chronic intoxication.