Special Issue "Toxicological Effects of Mycotoxins"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 February 2022.
Interests: gut health; fusarium mycotoxins; interaction with bacterial enteric diseases
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The assessment of the risk for a given mycotoxin is based on risk characterization, combining three major pillars: hazard identification, hazard characterization, and exposure assessment. In this Special Issue we would like to focus on the first two pillars, aiming to identify and characterize the risk of a given mycotoxin by assessing both its toxicokinetics and its toxicity or toxicodynamics. Toxicokinetics include the so-called ADME processes (i.e., absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion), and determines the rate and extent at which the disposition of a toxin takes place. The toxicokinetic properties of a given toxin reflect its absolute internal dose, and comprise processes such as gastric and intestinal stability, rate and extent of oral absorption, presystemic elimination (first pass, metabolism in gut and/or liver), systemic elimination (metabolism and excretion) determining the total body clearance, and specific biological barriers determining the volume of distribution. Each of these processes may show species-specific differences. Next, toxicodynamics describe the toxicological characteristics (among others, cytotoxicity, genotoxicity (mutagenicity and carcinogenicity), mode of action, and dose–response relationship) of mycotoxins. Besides mycotoxin risk assessment, a toxicokinetic and toxicodynamic approach can also be applied to define the efficacy, mode of action, and safety of mycotoxin mitigation strategies.
This Special Issue aims to gather innovative research on toxicokinetics, toxicity, or toxicodynamics, and the integration of toxicokinetic and toxicodynamic processes of mycotoxins in animals and humans, such as papers describing the toxicokinetic properties of emerging mycotoxins, mycotoxin metabolites, or comparative inter-species approaches, as well as new approaches and alternatives for toxicity testing and toxicokinetic/toxicodynamic approaches to evaluating postharvest mycotoxin mitigation strategies.
Prof. Dr. Gunther Antonissen
Manuscript Submission Information
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