Special Issue "Toxicology of Metal Particles and OTC"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2021).
Interests: pharmacology; cancer; toxicology, neuroscience; phytotherapy; cell biology; molecular pharmacology
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The problem of environmental pollution is becoming a topic of debate in all areas of science. It is well known that environmental contaminants are threatening human health. In this scenario, the presence of antibiotic residues and their metabolites in food intended for human and animal consumption may have serious adverse effects, directly or indirectly. Indeed, some studies have revealed that widespread antibiotic use in agriculture and aquaculture might contribute to the development of resistance to antibiotics commonly used in human medicine. In addition, particular attention has been devoted to the potential toxicity of nanomaterials due to their rapid development in the last decade. Although a significant amount of scientific evidence has already described some of the potential impacts of antibiotics and nanomaterials on human health, more knowledge is needed to investigate the toxicity of specific antibiotic residuals in food, as well as metal particle exposure. Particular attention will be devoted to papers describing studies of oxytetracycline (OTC) in food as well as the toxicity of metal particles, where the molecular mechanism, the modulation of inflammatory pathways or cell transformation is reported. In vitro, in vivo and human studies that contribute to the understanding of the potential impacts of these contaminants on human health are welcome.
Dr. Lorenzo Corsi
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- antibiotic resistance
- cell toxicity
- human health
- metal particles