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Special Issue "Toxicity Mechanism of Organochlorine Pesticides"

A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Molecular Toxicology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Sanjay Batra
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Guest Editor
Laboratory of Pulmonary Immunotoxicology, Health Research Center, Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge, LA 70813, USA
Interests: lipid rafts; caveolae; immunoproteasomes; cytokines; chemokines; DNA methylation; histone modifications; microRNAs
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) are well known for their ubiquitous existence in natural ecosystems. For decades, OCPs have been banned from the consumer market, alongside restricted-use registration for agricultural, domestic, and industrial applications. The astringency of OCPs exposure has become a prevalent health concern because of their highly lipophilic nature and persistence in the environment. OCPs have been detected in meat products, milk, vegetables, soil, and water. The United States Environmental Protection Agency has classified several OCPs as probable human carcinogens. Earlier studies have demonstrated that OCP exposure regulates pathophysiological mechanisms associated with carcinogenesis, hormonal disruption, neurological dysfunction, reproductive abnormalities, and tumorigenesis. However, there is scant information about the incipient molecular mechanisms and the associated biomarkers that are linked to OCP-induced pathologies. The current Special Issue invites articles that narrow the gap in our understanding about the toxicity mechanism of OCPs.

Prof. Dr. Sanjay Batra
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • biomarkers
  • environment
  • exposure
  • inflammation
  • human health
  • signaling
  • toxicity
  • organochlorine
  • pesticides
  • pathologies

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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