Special Issue "Renal Toxicology—Epidemiology and Mechanisms"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 July 2014)
Prof. Dr. Gary O. Rankin
Department of Pharmacology, Physiology and Toxicology, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Marshall University, One John Marshall Drive, Huntington, WV 25755, USA
Interests: nephrotoxicity mechanisms; renal bioactivation of toxicants; structure-toxicity relationships
The kidney is a target for many types of chemicals including drugs, agricultural agents, industrial chemicals and environmental pollutants. While an important function of the kidney is to eliminate xenobiotics and their metabolites, the kidney also has the ability to accumulate and concentrate chemicals to toxic levels via renal transport systems and urinary concentrating mechanisms. The kidneys can also bioactivate chemicals via a variety of enzyme systems to toxic metabolites that cause acute and/or chronic renal injury. Recent studies on genetic polymorphisms are also beginning to provide some insight into nephrotoxic mechanisms. However, for many nephrotoxicants, the mechanisms and contributing renal factors that lead to renal injury are poorly understood. Epidemiological studies have also revealed increased renal injury due to exposure to therapeutic agents as well as chemicals in the environment, and provided insight into the nephrotoxic potential of various chemicals and susceptible human populations. Nonetheless, additional epidemiological information is needed for many renal toxicants. Articles in this special issue will address research directed toward defining mechanisms and contributing factors leading to renal toxicity. In addition, this special issue will address epidemiological information related to nephrotoxicity related to chemical exposure.
Prof. Dr. Gary O. Rankin
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- nephrotoxic mechanisms
- bioactivation of nephrotoxicants
- nephrotoxic epidemiology