Special Issue "Analytical, Toxicological and Molecular Biological Assessment of Cyanobacterial Toxins"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Ángeles Jos
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Area of Toxicology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Universidad de Sevilla, Profesor García González No. 2, 41012 Seville, Spain
Interests: toxicology; risk assessment; food safety; cyanotoxins; microcystins; cylindrospermopsin
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Prof. Dr. Ana M. Cameán
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Area of Toxicology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Universidad de Sevilla, Profesor García González No. 2, 41012 Seville, Spain
Interests: toxicology; risk assessment; food safety; cyanotoxins; microcystins; cylindrospermopsin
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Cyanobacterial toxins are a focus of interest for several reasons. Cyanobacterial blooms are becoming more and more frequently reported, and their increasing distribution makes cyanotoxins occurrence a worldwide health problem. Cyanobacteria and cyanotoxins have an impact not only on humans but also on the environment. Thus, apart from human poisonings from different exposure routes, they can cause toxicity and even mortality in fish, plants, cattle, etc. that can lead to changes in ecosystems composition and loss of biodiversity, among other consequences. Therefore, they are involved in acute toxicosis, but are predominantly associated with long-term deleterious effects. Note that no regulatory limits have been established for the majority of them so far. An increase in the available knowledge of their toxic effects, their molecular mechanisms of action, and the development of improved analytical methods for their determination and quantification will contribute to a better evaluation of their risks, and will help to promote public health. Accordingly, the aim of this Special Issue is to foster cyanobacterial toxins research, particularly in relation to microcystins and cylindrospermopsin, due to their toxicity and ubiquity. Thus, both primary research and comprehensive review papers are welcome in order to provide up-to-date findings regarding their toxicological profile, potential mitigation of their health effects, consequences of their concomitant exposure, analytical challenges, the use of advanced molecular tools, and all other aspects that allow us to obtain further knowledge of these cyanotoxins.

Prof. Dr. Ángeles Jos
Prof. Dr. Ana M. Cameán
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • cyanotoxins
  • microcystins
  • cylindrospermopsin
  • toxicity
  • analysis
  • risk assessment
  • mechanisms of action

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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