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Clinical data
Other namesbeta-Zearalenol; beta-trans-Zearalenol
CAS Number
PubChem CID
CompTox Dashboard (EPA)
ECHA InfoCard100.190.517 Edit this at Wikidata
Chemical and physical data
Molar mass320.385 g·mol−1
3D model (JSmol)

β-Zearalenol is a nonsteroidal estrogen of the resorcylic acid lactone group related to mycoestrogens found in Fusarium spp.[1] It is the β epimer of α-zearalenol and along with α-zearalenol is a major metabolite of zearalenone formed mainly in the liver but also to a lesser extent in the intestines during first-pass metabolism.[2][3] A relatively high proportion of α-zearalenol is formed from zearalenone compared to β-zearalenol in humans.[3] β-Zearalenol is about the same or slightly less potent as an estrogen relative to zearalenone.[1]

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  1. ^ a b J. Chelkowski (28 June 2014). Fusarium: Mycotoxins, Taxonomy, Pathogenicity. Elsevier Science. pp. 85–. ISBN 978-1-4832-9785-9.
  2. ^ Naresh Magan; Monica Olsen (2004). Mycotoxins in Food: Detection and Control. Woodhead Publishing. pp. 356–. ISBN 978-1-85573-733-4.
  3. ^ a b G. S. Eriksen (1998). Fusarium Toxins in Cereals: A Risk Assessment. Nordic Council of Ministers. pp. 61–. ISBN 978-92-893-0149-7.