|Deoxynivalenol (DON) is a mycotoxin produced by several common species of Fusarium fungi (mold). DON frequently contaminates stored grains. DON is also known as vomitoxin since it can induce vomiting in people and animals who eat DON contaminated grain.|
Peyman Akbari et al. Deoxynivalenol: a trigger for intestinal integrity breakdown. FASEB Journal, 2014; In Press AND
Krisztina Gecse et al. Leaky gut in patients with diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome and inactive ulcerative colitis. Digestion 2012;85:40-6. AND
DON may also play a role in breakdown of intestinal wall integrity- which is commonly referred to as “leaky gut syndrome”.
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