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AF10

Sigma-Aldrich

Aflatoxin Kit

NACRES:
NA.32

Quality Level

storage temp.

2-8°C

General description

Aflatoxins are hepatotoxic metabolites. They are produced by molds, such as, Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus parasiticus. They are naturally found poisonous carcinogens and the most widely known mycotoxins.
Aflatoxin is the most common food toxin that is harmful to human and animal health. The most frequent aflatoxins are B1, B2, G1, and G2, which can affect the body through respiratory, mucosal, or cutaneous routes, causing an excessive inflammatory response. Aflatoxin can infect crops during their growing stages or even after they are harvested. It mainly targets the liver and can impair the effectiveness of immunization in children, increasing the risk of infection. Aflatoxin detection and quantification in food and feed is a critical part of food and feed safety concerns. The absorption and emission spectra of aflatoxins are commonly used to detect and identify them, with the highest absorbance occurring at 360 nm. Aflatoxin is frequently degraded, mitigated, and managed using a variety of treatments, including chemical, physical, and biological approaches.

Packaging

Four aflatoxins from Aspergillus flavus

Kit Components Also Available Separately

Product No.
Description
SDS

  • A6636Aflatoxin B1 10 mg

  • A9887Aflatoxin B2 10 mg

  • A0138Aflatoxin G1 10 mg

  • A0263Aflatoxin G2 10 mg

Pictograms

Skull and crossbonesHealth hazard

Signal Word

Danger

Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 1 Dermal - Acute Tox. 1 Oral - Acute Tox. 2 Inhalation - Carc. 1B - Muta. 1B - Repr. 2

Storage Class Code

6.1A - Combustible, acute toxic Cat. 1 and 2 / very toxic hazardous materials

WGK

WGK 3

Certificate of Analysis

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Certificate of Origin

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Review of past and present research on Aflatoxin in Uganda
Sittig's Handbook of Toxic and Hazardous Chemicals and Carcinogens (2008)
Review of past and present research on Aflatoxin in Uganda
Sittig's Handbook of Toxic and Hazardous Chemicals and Carcinogens (2008)
Review of past and present research on Aflatoxin in Uganda
Kaaya NA and Warren HL
African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development, 5(1) (2005)
Pradeep Kumar et al.
Frontiers in microbiology, 7, 2170-2170 (2017-02-02)
The aflatoxin producing fungi, Aspergillus spp., are widely spread in nature and have severely contaminated food supplies of humans and animals, resulting in health hazards and even death. Therefore, there is great demand for aflatoxins research to develop suitable methods
Production of aflatoxin on rice
Shotwell OL, et al.
Applied Microbiology, 14(3), 425-428 (1966)

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