Special Issue "Protein Toxins of Pathogenic Vibrio Species"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2022.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Michelle Dziejman
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Guest Editor
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Rochester Medical Center, School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY 14642, USA
Interests: pathogenesis of Vibrio spp.; gene expression; cytotoxicity; T3SS; toxins

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The study of pathogenic Vibrio species is historically rooted in the biochemical characterization of cholera toxin, the major virulence factor associated with the human pathogen V. cholerae. Over several decades, the field has grown to appreciate that the Vibrio genus encompasses numerous species having diverse toxigenic activities targeting humans and marine life, varying from fish to crustaceans and corals. In addition to cholera toxin, the hemolysins, cytotoxins, and various other toxins produced by Vibrio continue to teach us about host-cell homeostatic processes and how pathogen subversion leads to disease. We have also seen exciting investigations into the genetic basis of toxigenicity, virulence-factor regulation, pandemic epidemiology, and multiple-secretion systems that we now know can deliver protein toxins to both prokaryotic and eukaryotic targets. Every time we look further, we find another Vibrio secret that was awaiting our discovery.

This Special Issue of Toxins will highlight the breadth and depth of the activities of toxins produced by Vibrio species. In addition, we recognize that important findings in one species have facilitated detailed and comparative studies of related proteins and functions. We welcome contributions describing toxins from any pathogenic Vibrio species, and those that showcase a cross-disciplinary understanding of how the marine-based Vibrio genus acquires, regulates, and deploys an arsenal of toxins to cause diverse diseases across a wide range of hosts.

Dr. Michelle Dziejman
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Vibrio spp.
  • cytotoxin
  • hemolysin
  • cholera toxin
  • effector protein
  • Vibrio pathogenesis

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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