Special Issue "Mycotoxins: Decontamination and Adsorption"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2021.
Interests: food biotechnology; mycotoxins adsorbents; yeast biotechnology; waste valorization; lactic acid bacteria; microbiology; mycology
Despite many different preharvest measures, harvest management, and postharvest strategies to minimize the risk of mycotoxins contamination, the presence of these harmful substances in animal feedstuff cannot be avoided completely. Deleterious impacts of mycotoxins on livestock may be reduced by various mycotoxin-detoxifying agents, widely studied recently. Special functional group of materials based on, e.g., mineral clays, biomass or cell wall preparations of micro-organisms may act as a chemical sponge that adsorbs mycotoxins from contaminated feed and thus reduces their absorption from the animal’s gastrointestinal track, encouraging their excretion and thus preventing distribution to target organs. Another solution is based on altering the mode of action of mycotoxins through the addition of enzymes or live micro-organisms which are responsible for biotransformation and, thus, detoxification of mycotoxins. These additives have received increasing attention from the feed industry. The possible beneficial effect of such decontamination strategies needs to be well described and confirmed using in vivo tests and mycotoxin biomarkers. This Special Issue of Toxins is devoted to recent advances in mycotoxin decontamination and adsorption studies. Topics of interest will especially include new solutions in mycotoxin-binding materials, in vitro tests on mycotoxin-binding efficiency, gastro-intestinal digestion studies on the stability of the mycotoxin-adsorbent complexes, and in vivo studies on reducing the toxic effect of mold secondary metabolites in the presence of different adsorbents or biotransformation agents. I sincerely invite you to share with the readers the most important achievements of your research work.
Assist. Prof. Dr. Anna Bzducha-Wróbel
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- Mycotoxin-binding materials