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Title Handbook of plant and fungal toxicants / edited by J.P. Felix D'Mello.
Imprint Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, 2019.
©1997

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Series Handbooks of pharmacology and toxicology
Handbooks of pharmacology and toxicology.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Bio/Hist Note J.P. Felix D'Mello
Subject Plant toxins.
Mycotoxins.
Contents Cover -- Half Title -- Series Page -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Preface -- Editor -- Contributors -- Table of Contents -- Chapter 1 Bioactive Indolizidine Alkaloids -- 1.1 Introduction -- 1.2 Indolizidines from Plants -- 1.2.1 Swainsonine and Related Indolizidines -- 1.2.2 Castanospermine and Related Indolizidines -- 1.2.3 Ipomoea Alkaloids -- 1.2.4 Astragalus Polycanthus -- 1.2.5 Lupin Alkaloids -- 1.2.6 Solarium-Derived Steroidal Indolizidines -- 1.2.7 Phenanthroindolizidines -- 1.2.8 Elaeocarpus Alkaloids -- 1.2.9 Indoloindolizidines -- 1.2.10 Glochidion Alkaloids
1.3 Fungal Indolizidines -- 1.3.1 Slaframine -- 1.3.2 Streptomyces Alkaloids -- References -- Chapter 2 Glycoalkaloids -- 2.1 Introduction -- 2.2 Occurrence and Composition of Glycoalkaloids -- 2.3 Distribution in the Plant -- 2.4 Factors Affecting Glycoalkaloid Formation -- 2.4.1 Cultivar -- 2.4.2 Light -- 2.4.3 Location, Climate, and Environment -- 2.4.4 Storage Temperature and Time -- 2.4.5 Physiological Stress -- 2.5 Control of Glycoalkaloids -- 2.5.1 Physical Treatments -- 2.5.2 Chemical Treatments -- 2.6 Glycoalkaloids in Processed Potato -- 2.7 Pharmacology -- 2.8 Toxicology
2.8.1 Mammals -- 2.8.2 Invertebrates -- 2.8.3 Plant Pathogens -- 2.9 Mode of Glycoalkaloid Toxicity -- 2.10 Physiological Functions -- References -- Chapter 3 Erythrina Alkaloids -- 3.1 Introduction -- 3.2 Structural Features and Distribution -- 3.3 Spectral Features -- 3.4 Pharmacology and Toxicology -- References -- Chapter 4 Endophyte Alkaloids -- 4.1 Introduction -- 4.2 Natural Occurrence -- 4.2.1 Ergot Alkaloids -- 4.2.2 Lolitrem Alkaloids -- 4.2.3 Peramine -- 4.2.4 Loline Alkaloids -- 4.3 Factors Affecting Alkaloid Production by Endophytes: Biological, Physical, Chemical
4.4 Biological Activity -- 4.5 Conclusions -- References -- Chapter 5 The Toxicity of Bracken Fern (Genus Pteridium) to Animals and its Relevance to Man -- 5.1 Introduction -- 5.2 Taxonomy and Geographical Distribution -- 5.3 Syndromes of Bracken Poisoning -- 5.3.1 Natural Syndromes -- 5.3.1.1 Cyanogenic Potential -- 5.3.1.2 Induced Thiamine Deficiency -- 5.3.1.3 Acute Hemorrhagic Syndrome -- 5.3.1.4 Bright Blindness -- 5.3.1.5 Enzootic Hematuria -- 5.3.1.6 Upper Alimentary Carcinoma -- 5.3.2 Experimental Syndromes -- 5.4 Other Ferns Producing Same Syndromes or Bracken Toxins
5.5 Ptaquiloside and the Bracken Syndromes -- 5.6 Viral Component? -- 5.7 Bracken and Human Health -- 5.8 Conclusions -- References -- Chapter 6 Analysis of Proanthocyanidins and Related Polyphenolic Compounds in Nutritional Ecology -- 6.1 Introduction -- 6.2 Biosynthesis of Proanthocyanidins and Related Polyphenols -- 6.3 Affinity of Proanthocyanidins with Proteins and Carbohydrates -- 6.4 Proanthocyanidins and Lignin -- 6.5 Analysis of Proanthocyanidins and Polyphenols -- 6.6 Insoluble Proanthocyanidins and Analytical Methods -- 6.7 Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 7 Gossypol
Summary First published in 1997. Natural toxicants are the subject of research throughout the world, and they are used for many purposes. The Handbook of Plant and Fungal Toxicants presents a wide range of compounds and considers how they relate to food safety, therapeutic purposes in medicine, and uses in breeding plants for enhanced resistance to insects and disease. Alkaloids, both from plant and fungal sources, are emphasized. Also covered are a variety of toxicants and phytochemicals including: bracken fern poisons polyphenolics gossypol flavones isoflavones pyrimidine glycosides fruit and vegetable allergens linear furanocoumarins photosensitizing agents nitrates oxalates Pinus ponderosa toxicantsThe text stresses the positive aspects of plant secondary compounds and presents examples of beneficial attributes in the context of environmental protection and human health. An international authorship addresses the global diversity and ecological distribution of plant and fungal toxicants. This handbook is ideal for senior-level college students and post-graduate students studying animal science, toxicology, and pharmaceutical sciences.
Other Author D'Mello, J. P. Felix, editor.
Other Title Print version: 0367243490 9780367243494