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Toxins — Section Editors

Section Board for 'Bacterial Toxins'

Please see the section webpage for more information on this section.

Prof. Dr. Michel R. Popoff
Section Editor-in-Chief
Bacteries Anaerobies et Toxines, Institut Pasteur, 28 rue du Docteur Roux, Paris 75724, France
Tel. 33 1 45688307; Fax: +33 1 40613123
Interests: bacterial protein toxins; clostridial toxins; pore-forming toxins; cellular uptake of bacterial toxins; Rho-GTPases; interactions of clostridial toxins with the actin cytoskeleton; botulinum neurotoxins; passage of the neurotoxins through epithelial barrier; regulation of clostridial toxin synthesis
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Topical Collection: Clostridium difficile/Clostridium sordellii and Clostridium perfringens Toxins
Prof. Dr. Holger Barth
Institut für Pharmakologie und Toxikologie, Universitätsklinikum Ulm, Albert-Einstein-Allee 11, 89081 Ulm, Germany
Tel. ++49 731 500 65503; Fax: +49 731 50065502
Interests: bacterial protein toxins; actin; Rho-GTPases; macrophages; cellular uptake and intracellular membrane transport of bacterial toxins; interaction of bacterial toxins with host cell chaperones; bacterial toxins as Molecular Trojan Horses for drug delivery
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Development of Botulinum Toxin Drugs
Special Issue: Intracellular Traffic and Transport of Bacterial Protein Toxins
Special Issue: Novel Pharmacological Inhibitors for Bacterial Protein Toxins
Prof. Dr. Joseph Jankovic
Parkinson's Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic, Department of Neurology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
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Interests: botulinum toxin; dystonia, blepharospasm; hemifacial spasm; tremor; tics
Dr. Flaminia Pavone
CNR, Institute of Cell Biology and Neurobiology, via del Fosso di Fiorano 64/65 00143 Roma, Italy
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Interests: botulinum neurotoxins; inflammatory pain; neuropathic pain; immunohistochemistry; nerve injury; nerve regeneration; spinal cord; glial cells; analgesia; behavior; animal models of pain
Prof. Dr. Anne-Brit Kolstø
Laboratory for Microbial Dynamics (LaMDa), Department of Pharmaceutical Biosciences, University of Oslo, Blindern, 0316, Oslo, Norway
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Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Bacillus thuringiensis Toxins
Prof. Dr. Thomas Keith Wood
Departments of Chemical Engineering & Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
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Interests: toxin/antitoxin systems; persistence; biofilms
Prof. Dr. Jean E. Crabtree
Molecular Gastroenterology Section, Leeds Institute of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences, Wellcome Trust Brenner Building, St. James's University Hospital, Leeds LS9 7TF, UK
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Interests: Helicobacter pylori; host-pathogen interactions in gastrointestinal tract; infection and gastrointestinal cancer; mucosal immunology
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Gastric Cancer
Special Issue: Gut Microbiome
Special Issue: H. pylori Virulence Factors in the Induction of Gastric Cancer
Dr. Xiaohua He
Research Molecular Biologist, USDA, ARS, WRRC, 800 Buchanan Street, Albany, CA 94710, USA
Tel. 5105595823; Fax: +1 510 559 5768
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Interests: molecular tools and technologies for rapid; accurate; and sensitive detection and quantification of zoonotic pathogens and toxins in food; mechanisms of interactions between bacterial toxins and host cells; binding between antigen and antibody or receptors
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Advances in Toxin Detection
Topical Collection: Rapid Detection of Bacterial Toxins
Prof. Dr. Shin-ichi Miyoshi
Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama University 1-1-1, Tsushima-Naka, Kita-Ku, Okayama-City, Okayama 700-8530, Japan
Fax: +81 86 251 7926
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Interests: bacterial protein toxins; pore-forming toxins; cell membrane proteins/receptors; proteolytic enzymes
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Protein Toxins as Proteases
Special Issue: Pore-Forming Toxins
Prof. Dr. Cesare Montecucco
Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche Sperimentali, Università di Padova, Viale G. Colombo 3, 35121 Padova, Italy
Interests: neurotoxins; metalloproteases; motor axon degeneration; neuroregeneration
Dr. Andreas Rummel
Institut für Toxikologie, Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, Carl-Neuberg-Str. 1, 30625 Hannover, Germany
Interests: botulinum neurotoxin, ricin, tetanus neurotoxin, Clostridium perfringens, Clostridium botulinum, Staphylococcus aureus enterotoxin (SE)
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Detection and identification of biological toxins in international proficiency tests
Prof. Dr. Gudula Schmidt
Pharmakology and Toxikology, Albertstrasse 25, University of Freiburg, 79104 Freiburg, Germany
Tel. +49 761 203 5316; Fax: +49 761 203 5311
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Interests: bacterial toxins; GTPases; signal transduction; toxins and carcinogenesis
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Topical Collection: Leading Opinions (Closed)
Prof. Dr. James D. Marks
Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco General Hospital, Room 3C-38, 1001 Potrero Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA
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Interests: Botulinum nerutoxin; intoxication therapy; therapeutic antibodies; immunotherapy
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Botulinum Neurotoxins Antibody and Vaccine
Prof. Andreja Rajkovic
Laboratory of Food Microbiology and Food Preservation, Ghent University (UGent), Coupure Links 657, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
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Interests: Bacillus cereus enterotoxins, emetic toxin, cereulide, Staphylococcal enterotoxins, Clostridium botulinum neurotoxins, Clostridium perfringens enterotoxin, shiga toxin, food safety, beauvericin, enniatins, food safety in Serbia
Prof. Dr. Rongsheng Jin
Department of Physiology & Biophysics, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697, USA
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Interests: bacterial toxin; host-pathogen interaction; antitoxin; protein engineering; structural biology; X-ray crystallography
Prof. Dr. Timothy L. Cover
Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN 37232, USA
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Interests: bacteria-host interactions, bacterial toxins, Helicobacter pylori, gastric cancer
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Vacuolating Toxin
Dr. Marnie L. Peterson
Department of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, USA
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Interests: multi-drug resistant organisms; Staphylococcus aureus; exotoxins; therapeutics; host response; ex vivo mucosal biofilm models; translational medicine
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