Scientific Papers

MycoKey aims to unlock new knowledge and to valorize existing knowledge and data by rapid dissemination to research partners and stakeholders in the chain.
In the MycoKey programme all scientific peer reviewed publications are available through open access. Research data will be deposited in public data repositories for (re)-analysis exploitation and dissemination free of charge.
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Aflatoxin B1 and M1 Degradation by Lac2 from Pleurotus pulmonarius and Redox Mediators

 This paper reports the possibility that a laccase enzyme produced by a mushroom, Pleurotus pulmonarius, could degrade the carcinogenic mycotoxin aflatoxin B1. This activity can be very useful, since opens the perspective of applying such enzyme in the food and feed supply chains for reducing eventual AFB1 contamination.

Authors: Martina Loi, Francesca Fanelli, Paolo Zucca, Vania C. Liuzzi , Laura Quintieri, Maria T. Cimmarusti, Linda Monaci, Miriam Haidukowski, Antonio F. Logrieco, Enrico Sanjust, Giuseppina Mulè.
Keywords: laccase; Pleurotus; mycotoxins; aflatoxin B1; aflatoxin M1; biodegradation; redox mediators
Published: 23/8/2016

This work has received funding form the  the EU’s H2020 research and innovation programme under GA No 678781- MycoKey.
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