Special Issue "Relationships between Organ Toxicity and Metals"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
Interests: organ and tissue structure and ultrastructure
Interests: cadmium toxicity; varicocele; ischaemia and reperfusion of testis
It has been reported that metals such as cobalt, copper, chromium, iron, magnesium, manganese, molybdenum, nickel, selenium and zinc are essential nutrients required for various biochemical and physiological functions in plants and animals. Inadequate supply of these micro-nutrients results in a variety of deficiency diseases or syndromes. Their toxicity depends on several factors including dose, route of exposure, and chemical species, as well as age, gender, genetics, and nutritional status of exposed individuals. Metals, and in particular heavy metals, are considered systemic toxicants that are known to induce multiple-organ damage, even at lower levels of exposure and they are also classified as human carcinogens.
This Special Issue is focused on organ toxicity and it would include original articles and review on aspects related with molecular and pharmacological mechanisms of organ toxicity induced by different metals. Potential topics include, but are not limited to, intracellular targets, reactive oxygen species, apoptosis, and morphological aspects.
Prof. Dr. Antonio Micali
Prof. Dr. Letteria Minutoli
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- Organ toxicity
- Oxidative stress