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Reply published on 29 September 2010, see Toxins 2010, 2(10), 2337-2339.

Commentary of Toxins 2010, 2(6), 1428-1444.

Toxins 2010, 2(10), 2333-2336; doi:10.3390/toxins2102333
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Comments on “Ochratoxin A: In utero Exposure in Mice Induces Adducts in Testicular DNA. Toxins 2010, 2, 1428–1444”—Mis-Citation of Rat Literature to Justify a Hypothetical Role for Ochratoxin A in Testicular Cancer

Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College London, South Kensington, London, SW7 2AZ, UK
Received: 2 September 2010 / Revised: 9 September 2010 / Accepted: 21 September 2010 / Published: 29 September 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Ochratoxins)
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Abstract

A manuscript in the journal recently cited experimental rat data from two manuscripts to support plausibility of a thesis that ochratoxin A might be a cause of human testicular cancer. I believe that there is no experimental evidence that ochratoxin A produces testicular cancer in rats or mice.
Keywords: rat testicular tumor; mouse testicular tumor; ochratoxin A; fumonisin B1; DNA adducts rat testicular tumor; mouse testicular tumor; ochratoxin A; fumonisin B1; DNA adducts
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Mantle, P.G. Comments on “Ochratoxin A: In utero Exposure in Mice Induces Adducts in Testicular DNA. Toxins 2010, 2, 1428–1444”—Mis-Citation of Rat Literature to Justify a Hypothetical Role for Ochratoxin A in Testicular Cancer. Toxins 2010, 2, 2333-2336.

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