Special Issue "The Effects of Mycotoxins on Human and Animal Health—a Special Focus on the Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms Responsible for Mycotoxin Toxicity"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2021.
Interests: mycotoxins; immunotoxicity; intestine; swine
Mycotoxins are secondary metabolites synthesized mainly by fungi belonging to the Aspergillus, Fusarium and Penicillium genera.
The contamination of cereals and agricultural products by mycotoxins may lead to a variety of adverse health effects, ranging from acute to chronic toxicity, with serious health implications for both humans and animals.
Mycotoxins’ toxic effects are characterized by lesions in target organs such as the liver and kidneys and in the pulmonary, intestinal, immune and central nervous systems, which can vary according to the type of toxin, time of exposure, mycotoxin concentration, animal species, sex etc.
At the cellular level, many processes such as apoptosis, genotoxicity, oxidative stress and inflammation have been described as being responsible for the effects of mycotoxins. However, more research is needed in order to explain the molecular mechanisms involved in mycotoxin toxicity. The papers related to the evaluation of the protective effect of different mitigation agents on the reduction of the toxic effect of mycotoxins at cellular and molecular level are also welcomed.
Dr. Daniela Eliza Marin
Dr. Ionelia Taranu
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- oxidative stress
- DNA toxicity
- cellular and molecular signaling pathways