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Toxins — Section Editors

Section Board for 'Bacterial Toxins'

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

Prof. 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 in Toxins: Clostridium difficile/Clostridium sordellii and Clostridium perfringens Toxins
Special Issue in Toxins: Toxins:10th Anniversary
Prof. Peter Sebo
Laboratory of Molecular Biology of Bacterial Pathogens, Institute of Microbiology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, 14220 Prague, Czech Republic
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Interests: Bordetella pertussis; the adenylate cyclase toxin (ACT); immunotherapeutic cancer vaccines; host-pathogen interactions; bacterial virulence; protein toxin
Dr. Angela Melton-Celsa
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine, Uniformed Services University, 4301 Jones Bridge Road, Bethesda, Maryland 20814-4799, USA
Interests: Shiga toxin; O157; enteroaggregative, enterohemorrhagic, Escherichia coli, O104, Stx1, Stx2, Stx2d, Stx2c, Stx2e, Stx2b, Stx, hemolytic uremic syndrome
Dr. Ludger Johannes
Institut Curie — PSL Research University, U1143 INSERM — UMR3666 CNRS, Cellular and Chemical Biology, 26 rue d'Ulm, 75248 Paris Cedex 05, France
Tel. +33 1-56246351; Fax: +33 1-56246507
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Interests: endocytosis, intracellular trafficking, retrograde transport, lipid nanodomains, raft, glycosphingolipid, lectin
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 in Toxins: Development of Botulinum Toxin Drugs
Special Issue in Toxins: Intracellular Traffic and Transport of Bacterial Protein Toxins
Special Issue in Toxins: 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 in Toxins: 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 in Cancers: Gastric Cancer
Special Issue in Pathogens: Gut Microbiome
Special Issue in Toxins: 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 in Toxins: Advances in Toxin Detection
Topical Collection in Toxins: 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 in Toxins: Protein Toxins as Proteases
Special Issue in Toxins: Pore-Forming Toxins
Prof. Dr. Cesare Montecucco
Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Padova and Institute for Neuroscience of the National Research Council, Via Ugo Bassi n. 58/B, 35121 Padova, Italy
Interests: neurotoxins, peripheral neurodegeneration; 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 in Toxins: 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 in Toxins: 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 in Toxins: 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 in Toxins: 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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