Special Issue "Cultured Cells as Models for Investigating Insecticidal Toxin Action"

A special issue of Toxins (ISSN 2072-6651).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2022.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Michael Adang
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Guest Editor
Departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Entomology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
Interests: Bacillus thuringiensis; Cry proteins; Lysinibacillus sphaericus; Bin toxin; insect midgut; uptake of protein toxins
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue will gather recent research on the uses of cultured cells for investigating insecticidal molecules. While genetic technologies for investigating toxin action in insects have advanced greatly, the handling of insects requires a range of skills and facilities. Cell lines can offset challenges of working in vivo with insects by serving as models for investigating interactions between toxins and affected cells. Investigated cytotoxic molecules could range from protein toxins to small venom peptides, to non-protein natural products. Studies using cultured cells and toxicants could yield insights into mechanisms of action and structure-activity relationships of known toxins, or the discovery of novel toxins. This Special Issue aims to become a reference for studies where cultured cells contribute to a better understanding of insecticidal molecules and their cellular interactions.

Prof. Dr. Michael Adang
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Toxins is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • insecticidal toxins
  • Bacillus thuringiensis
  • venom
  • cultured cells
  • cell culture
  • Cry proteins
  • mode-of-action
  • insecticidal
  • insecticide

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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