Special Issue "Ricin Toxins"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2019).
Ricin is the earliest characterized, and most widely-studied, ribosome inactivating protein (RIP). Due to its high toxicity, ricin is an attractive tool for bioterrorism and the targeted killing of cancer cells. Ricin intoxication causes serious and sometimes fatal effects. There is no proven safe treatment for ricin intoxication. Ricin has been used as a unique tool in the development of immunotoxins against cancer, the function of ribosomal stalk proteins, endoplasmic reticulum (ER) associated protein degradation, retrograde trafficking, apoptosis and the ribotoxic stress response. This Special Issue will cover biology of ricin, its mechanism of action, ribosome interactions, human and animal exposures, animal models of ricin intoxication, immunity to ricin, vaccine development, design and development of post-exposure therapeutics and other basic studies in which ricin is used as a tool.
Dr. Nilgun E. Tumer
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- ribosome inactivating protein
- sarcin/ricin loop