Cat. No.: 5121FUM
Fumonisins are toxic mycotoxins produced by Fusarium moniliforme, Fusarium proliferatum and Fusarium nygamoni. The structures of Fumonisins B1, B2, A1, A2 are a structurally closely related group of mycotoxins resembling the structure of natural sphingolipids. Fumonisins have been implicated in a variety of animal diseases and are epidemiologically linked to the high incidence of human esophageal cancer in some regions in the world. Fumonisins are considered to be responsible for two distinct diseases in animals, namely equine leucoencephalomalacia (ELEM) in horses and porcine pulmonary edema (PPE) in swine. They are mostly found occurring in maize, maize flour, maize bread, popcorn, rice, sorghum and beans. They are heat stable, thus, withstand most food processing conditions and thus persist to the final product. Various maximum permissible limits for Fumonisins have been stipulated in various food and feedstuffs, i.e., animal feed e.g., horses (5 ppm), swine (10 ppm) and poultry and cattle (50 ppm). The Fumonisin ELISA kit has a high cross-reactivity for the group of Fumonisins in various matrices. Detailed information of this product is given in the Product Information Sheet.
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