Special Issue "Evaluation of Cytotoxicity and Cytoprotection Effects of Natural Toxins"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2021.
Interests: toxicological effects of food contaminants, specifically mycotoxins; risk assessment of food contaminants with a focus on human´s health; factors that influence intestinal bioavailability and investigation of methods to decrease mycotoxins’ effects; new advanced techniques in elucidating mycotoxins’ toxicological effects implementing the 3R's principle
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The lifestyle associated with good quality of food is well known for its widely recognized health benefits, especially when rich in bioactive compounds. Reduced risks of some types of cancer and other diseases have been associated with the adoption of such a diet, as have increased antioxidants, inhibitors of lipid peroxidation, decrease of pro-inflammatory cytokine production, etc. Their classification is very wide, including lycopenes, carotenoids, and polyphenols (flavonoids and non-flavonoids). Nevertheless, the presence of natural toxins in food usually happens due to a lack in harvesting, storage or packaging, or climate changes and atmospheric conditions. Such toxins can have different origins, as from plants, fungi, algae, bacteria, marine biotoxins including mycotoxins, lectins, furocoumarins, shiga toxin, ciguatoxins, etc. Studies at the cellular level attributed to natural toxins precede those toxins detected in organs and systems. Evaluation of the effects of natural toxins and biologically active compounds of extracts from the plant kingdom constitute a potential to combat various diseases thanks to its rich content. The focus of this Special Issue of Toxins is to gather the most recent advances related to the cytotoxicity of natural toxins and the potential for the cytoprotection of natural compounds present in food, thus, papers dealing with cellular systems are welcome. In this context, omics data are also encouraged. Both research papers and review articles proposing novelties or overviews, respectively, are welcome.
Prof. Dr. Ana Juan-García
Manuscript Submission Information
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- in vitro
- alternative methods
- mass cytometry
- biological systems