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Aristolochene

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Formula  C15H24
Molar mass  204.35 g/mol
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Aristolochene is a bicyclic sesquiterpene produced by certain fungi including the cheese mold Penicillium roqueforti. It is biosynthesized from farnesyl pyrophosphate by aristolochene synthase and is the parent hydrocarbon of a large variety of fungal toxins.

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The substance was first isolated from Penicillium roqueforti, a fungus used to make blue cheeses like Roquefort, Danish Blue, Stilton cheese and Gorgonzola.

Aristolochene is a precursor to the toxin known as PR toxin, made in large amounts by Penicillium roqueforti. PR-toxin has been implicated in incidents of mycotoxicoses resulting from eating contaminated grains.

Related Compounds

  • Roquefortine C
  • Aflatoxin
  • Patulin
  • References

    Aristolochene Wikipedia


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