Effects of Deoxynivalenol and Fumonisins on Broiler Gut Cytoprotective Capacity
Vasileios Paraskeuas 1, Eirini Griela 1, Dimitrios Bouziotis 1, Konstantinos Fegeros 1, Gunther Antonissen 2 and Konstantinos C. Mountzouris 1 / 1 Laboratory of Nutritional Physiology and Feeding, Department of Animal Science, Agricultural University of
Athens, Athens, Greece; 2 Department of Pathobiology, Pharmacology and Zoological Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Merelbeke, Belgium.
1. IntroductionContamination of cereal grains and their byproducts by mycotoxins is a worldwide problem negatively affecting poultry production . Two Fusarium mycotoxins which are among the most toxic and frequent feed contaminants are the trichothecene deoxynivalenol (DON) and fumonisins (FUM). DON is produced as a secondary metabolite by Fusarium graminearum and Fusarium culmorum, whereas FUM...