Fumagillin, a Mycotoxin of Aspergillus fumigatus: Biosynthesis, Biological Activities, Detection, and Applications
Published on: 07/17/2020
Author/s : Xabier Guruceaga 1, Uxue Perez-Cuesta 1, Ana Abad-Diaz de Cerio 1, Oskar Gonzalez 2, Rosa M. Alonso 2, Fernando Luis Hernando 1, Andoni Ramirez-Garcia 1 and Aitor Rementeria 1. / 1 Fungal and Bacterial Biomics Research Group, Department of Immunology, Microbiology and Parasitology, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of the Basque Country, Leioa, Spain; 2 FARMARTEM Group, Department of Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of the Basque Country, Leioa, Spain.
Aspergillus fumigatus is a saprophytic mold that plays an important ecological role as a decomposer, recycling carbon and nitrogen sources [1–3]. It is a ubiquitous fungus with a worldwide distribution, which can be detected in air and soil samples, and even on the International Space Station [4–7]. This ubiquity is because it is highly adaptive; able to colonize a wid...