Spectroscopic detection of pharmaceutical compounds from an aflatoxigenic strain of Aspergillus parasiticus

Basaran P., Demirbas R.

Microbiological Research, vol.165, no.6, pp.516-522, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 165 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.micres.2009.09.006
  • Journal Name: Microbiological Research
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.516-522
  • Keywords: Aspergillus, Fungi, Nut, Secondary metabolites, Spectroscopy
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


Polar and non-polar secondary metabolites as well as phenolic compounds of Aspergillus parasiticus grown on hazelnut were analyzed by high-resolution high performance liquid chromatography-mass spectroscopy and fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. Several novel and beneficial compounds such as dibutyl phthalate, pyrogallol, fumagillol, italicic acid and sorbicillin were identified from A. parasiticus for the first time. Some of these compounds have the potential to be used in pharmaceutical industry. © 2009 Elsevier GmbH.