IUPAC name: 4-hydroxy-4H-furo[3,2-c]pyran-2(6H)-one
Patulin: a cytostatic, antibacterial mycotoxin. It inhibits potassium uptake, activates the p38 kinase. Encyclopedia of Food Sciences and Nutrition (Second Edition), 2003).
Patulin is soluble in DMSO, Methanol, Ethanol, water
- Lactone Mycotoxin
- Cell signaling reagent;
- apopotosis inducer
Patulin was suggested as a remedy against common cold and reached clinical trials step in 1943 in Great Britain. However Patulin was found to be inefficient as such.(International Journal of Epidemiology 2004;33:243–246)