Fungal metabolites in human health and diseases—an overview

Manal Esheli, Bathini Thissera, Hesham R. El-Seedi, Mostafa E. Rateb*

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Fungi produce a wide range of secondary metabolites. Some of these metabolites are toxic to humans and cause various health disorders, ranging from acute poisoning to chronic diseases. Contrary to this, some fungal metabolites are valuable sources in therapeutics, such as penicillin. Herein, researchers briefly highlight the role played by different fungal metabolites in human health and diseases and give an overview of the most common fungal genera.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1590-1601
Number of pages12
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 14 Sept 2022


  • fungi
  • secondry metabolites
  • mycotoxin
  • Aspergillus
  • Penicillium
  • Fusarium
  • antibiotic
  • anticancer


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