Isothiocyanates from Chorispora tenella and their toxicity to liver and thyroid cell lines
Consumption of Brassica plants like Chorispora tenella that contain isothiocyanates can be detrimental to the health of livestock, specifically horses. Late term gestational mares who ingest Brassica plants, in particular Chorispora tenella, have had foals born with Congenital Hypothyroid Dysmaturity Syndrome. Symptoms include underbite, contracted tendons, uncharacteristic silky coat, and incompletely formed hock and carpal joints. Unfortunately, most of the foals do not survive. Additionally, isothiocyanates can cause renal dysfunction, liver and thyroid toxicity. In particular, isothiocyanates ...
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