Special Issue "Proteomic Analysis of Highly Dangerous Protein Toxins"

A special issue of Toxins (ISSN 2072-6651). This special issue belongs to the section "Bacterial Toxins".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Alena Myslivcova Fučíková
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Guest Editor
Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Hradec Kralove, Hradecká 1285, 500 03 Hradec Králové, Czech Republic
Interests: proteomics; protein toxins; biomarkers; targeted mass spectrometry; microbiology; sample preparation

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Proteins are the building blocks of life. Therefore, it is sometimes hard to accept that these biomacromolecules could be the most powerful poisons known. Bacterial or plant protein toxins have an especially big harmful potential (e.g., ricin, abrin, viscumin, choleratoxin, shiga toxin, staphylococcal enterotoxins). They are often considered a potential bioterrorism tool, and their detection and identification could be relevant in the security as well as food or health sector. On the other hand, medical science focuses on many of these toxins, which thus have big potential to act as effective treatment for various diseases, including, for example, cancer. As these agents are effective in low quantities, detection methods must exhibit both a high degree of sensitivity and a high degree of selectivity to discriminate them from other biological and non-biological material. In this Special Issue, manuscripts that describe proteomic analyses or other relevant techniques important to detection, identification, and quantification of highly dangerous toxins, as well as methods for preparation or isolation of these toxins from their natural producers are welcome. In this Special Issue, both original research articles and reviews are of interest. I look forward to your submissions to this Special Issue on “Proteomic Analysis of Highly Dangerous Protein Toxins”.

Dr. Alena Myslivcova Fučíková
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • protein toxin
  • detection of protein toxin
  • targeted mass spectrometry analysis
  • analytical methods
  • quantification of protein toxins

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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