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A Structure Identification and Toxicity Assessment of the Degradation Products of Aflatoxin B1 in Peanut Oil under UV Irradiation

by Jin Mao 1,2,3,†, Bing He 1,2,†, Liangxiao Zhang 1,2,4, Peiwu Li 1,2,3,4,*, Qi Zhang 1,2,3,4,*, Xiaoxia Ding 1,3,4 and Wen Zhang 1,2,4
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Oil Crops Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Wuhan 430062, China
2
Laboratory of Quality & Safety Risk Assessment for Oilseed Products (Wuhan), Ministry of Agriculture, Wuhan 430062, China
3
Key Laboratory of Detection for Mycotoxins, Ministry of Agriculture, Wuhan 430062, China
4
Quality Inspection & Test Center for Oilseed Products, Ministry of Agriculture, Wuhan 430062, China
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These authors contributed equally to this work.
Academic Editor: Ting Zhou
Toxins 2016, 8(11), 332; https://doi.org/10.3390/toxins8110332
Received: 20 September 2016 / Revised: 8 November 2016 / Accepted: 9 November 2016 / Published: 12 November 2016
Aflatoxins, a group of extremely hazardous compounds because of their genotoxicity and carcinogenicity to human and animals, are commonly found in many tropical and subtropical regions. Ultraviolet (UV) irradiation is proven to be an effective method to reduce or detoxify aflatoxins. However, the degradation products of aflatoxins under UV irradiation and their safety or toxicity have not been clear in practical production such as edible oil industry. In this study, the degradation products of aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) in peanut oil were analyzed by Ultra Performance Liquid Chromatograph-Thermo Quadrupole Exactive Focus mass spectrometry/mass spectrometry (UPLC-TQEF-MS/MS). The high-resolution mass spectra reflected that two main products were formed after the modification of a double bond in the terminal furan ring and the fracture of the lactone ring, while the small molecules especially nitrogen-containing compound may have participated in the photochemical reaction. According to the above results, the possible photodegradation pathway of AFB1 in peanut oil is proposed. Moreover, the human embryo hepatocytes viability assay indicated that the cell toxicity of degradation products after UV irradiation was much lower than that of AFB1, which could be attributed to the breakage of toxicological sites. These findings can provide new information for metabolic pathways and the hazard assessment of AFB1 using UV detoxification. View Full-Text
Keywords: aflatoxin B1; photodegradation product; TQEF-MS/MS; cell viability; furan rings aflatoxin B1; photodegradation product; TQEF-MS/MS; cell viability; furan rings
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Mao, J.; He, B.; Zhang, L.; Li, P.; Zhang, Q.; Ding, X.; Zhang, W. A Structure Identification and Toxicity Assessment of the Degradation Products of Aflatoxin B1 in Peanut Oil under UV Irradiation. Toxins 2016, 8, 332.

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