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zearalenone
Subject Category
H Health and Pathology
W Physical and Chemical Sciences
Definition
(S-(E))-3,4,5,6,8,10-Hexahydro-14,16-dihydroxy-3-methyl-1H-2-benzoxacyclotetradecin-1,7(8H)-dione. One of a group of compounds known under the general designation of resorcylic acid lactones. Cis, trans, dextro and levo forms have been isolated from the fungus Gibberella zeae (formerly Fusarium graminearum). They have estrogenic activity, cause toxicity in livestock as feed contaminant, and have been used as anabolic or estrogen substitutes.
Definition Source
Medical Subject Headings 2015
RDF/XML Format:
http://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/48951.rdf
Persistent URI:
http://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/48951
Used For
cis-zearalenone
F-2 toxin
F2 toxin
Broader Term
lactones
mycotoxins
resorcinols
Related Term
estrogens
feed contamination
Fusarium graminearum
Spanish
zearalenona
Term Number
48951