Special Issue "Marine Toxins Detection"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2019).
Marine toxins have diverse faces. They threaten human health, damage environments, undermine fisheries and aquaculture, and obstruct the trade of fisheries products. On the other hand, some toxins are highly esteemed as unique research tools to probe biological and biochemical phenomena, for example, tetrodotoxin and saxitoxin, which are used to probe voltage sensitive sodium ion channels, or okadaic acid, which is used as a potent and specific inhibitor of protein phosphatase 2A. The geographical occurrence of marine toxins is widening, the producing organisms becoming diverse, with new structures and functions surfacing. A wide variety of methods are developed in pursuit of high sensitivity, specificity, rapidity, and practicality. This Special Issue aims to showcase the latest advances in detection methods developed based on their structures and function. LC–MS analysis is now available using previously unavailable standards for ciguatoxins and metabolite brevetoxins. A successful collaboration between synthetic chemists and immunochemists to produce sandwich ELISA for the detection of ciguatoxins will be presented.
Prof. Takeshi Yasumoto
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- ciguatera toxins
- cyclic imines
- cyclic polyethers
- ELISA/functional assay