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Section Board for 'Bacterial Toxins'

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Section Editor-in-Chief
Prof. Dr. Vernon L. Tesh
Department of Microbial and Molecular Pathogenesis, Medical Research and Education Building, Room 3002, College of Medicine, Texas A&M University System Health Science Center, 8447 State Highway 47, Bryan, TX 77807, USA
Tel. +1 979 436 0357; Fax: +1 979 845 3479
Interests: shiga toxins; verotoxins; ribosome-inactivating proteins; intracellular signaling pathways activated by microbial toxins; ER stress response; regulation of cytokine expression; innate immune response to microbial toxins; microbial pathogenesis
Contribution: Special Issue: Novel Properties of Well-Characterized Toxins

Prof. Dr. Holger Barth
Institut für Pharmakologie und Toxikologie, Universitätsklinikum Ulm, Albert-Einstein-Allee 11, 89081 Ulm, Germany
Tel. +49 731 50065503; 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
Contribution: Special Issue: Development of Botulinum Toxin Drugs
Special Issue: Intracellular Traffic and Transport of Bacterial Protein Toxins

Prof. Dr. Sang Ho Choi
NRL of Molecular Microbiology and Toxicology, Department of Food Biotechnology, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-921, Korea
Tel. +82 2 880 4857; Fax: +82 2 873 5095
Interests: molecular biology of food-borne pathogenic bacteria; expression and regulation of genes encoding microbial virulence factors; quorum sensing of microorganisms; functional genomics of survival and toxigenesis of food-borne pathogenic bacteria

Prof. Dr. Jean E. Crabtree
Molecular Gastroenterology Section, Leeds Institute of Molecular Medicine, Wellcome Trust Brenner Building, St. James's University Hospital, Leeds LS9 7TF, UK
Interests: Helicobacter pylori; host-pathogen interactions in gastrointestinal tract; infection and gastrointestinal cancer; mucosal immunology
Contribution: In other journals:
Special Issue: Gastric Cancer
Special Issue: Gut Microbiome

Dr. Yukako Fujinaga
Laboratory for Infection Cell Biology, International Research Center for Infectious Diseases, Research Institute for Microbial Diseases, Osaka University, Yamada-oka 3-1, Suita, Osaka 565-0871, Japan
Tel. +81 6 6879 4250; Fax: +81 6 6879 4252
Interests: bacterial protein toxins; enterotoxins; mechanism of toxicity; interaction of toxins with epithelial cell barriers
Contribution: Special Issue: Bacterial Protein Toxins

Dr. Emmanuel Lemichez
INSERM U895, C3M, Université de Nice, Bâtiment Universitaire ARCHIMED, 151 route Saint Antoine de Ginestière, BP 2 3194, 06204 NICE CEDEX 3, France
Interests: microbial toxins in host pathogen interactions; host epithelium and endothelium barriers; inflammation; cell cytoskeleton; toxin and bacterial entry; cell signaling : Rho GTPases; regulation by ubiquitination; MAP Kinases
Contribution: Special Issue: Cellular Microbiology of Bacterial Toxins

Dr. Nicholas J. Mantis
Division of Infectious Disease, Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health, 120 New Scotland Avenue, Albany, NY 12208, USA
Tel. +1 518 473 7487; Fax: +1 518 402 4773
Interests: plant and bacterial protein toxins; neutralizing antibodies; vaccines; mucosal tissues; animal models; small molecule inhibitors
Contribution: Special Issue: Toxin-Antibody Interactions
In other journals:
Special Issue: SIgA in Mucosal Immunity

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
Tel. +81 86 251 7966; Fax: +81 86 251 7926
Interests: bacterial protein toxins; pore-forming toxins; cell membrane proteins/receptors; proteolytic enzymes
Contribution: Special Issue: Protein Toxins as Proteases
Special Issue: Pore-Forming Toxins

Dr. Joachim Orth
Institut für Experimentelle und Klinische Pharmakologie und Toxikologie, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Albertstr. 25, 79104 Freiburg, Germany
Tel. +49 0761 2035 299; Fax: +49 0761 2035 311
Interests: bacterial protein toxins; deamidating toxins; Pasteurella multocida toxin; heterotrimeric G proteins; small GTPases; signal transduction; MAPK signaling; bone development; osteoblasts; osteoclasts; differentiation of bone cells; cellular uptake of bacterial toxins

Prof. Dr. Michel R. Popoff
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
Contribution: Special Issue: Clostridium difficile/Clostridium sordellii and Clostridium perfringens Toxins

Dr. Adam J. Ratner
Columbia University, 650 West 168th Street (BB 4-443), office (212) 305-9807, lab (212) 342-2902, New York NY 10032, USA
Tel. +1 212 305 9807; Fax: +1 212 342 5218
Interests: bacterial toxins; toxin evolution; host cell responses to pore-forming toxins

Prof. Dr. Jun Sakurai
Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tokushima Bunri University, Yamashiro-cho, Tokushima, Japan
Tel. +81 (0)88 602 8483; Fax: +81 (0)88 655 3051
Interests: structure-function of bacterial toxins; molecular biology of bacterial toxins; membrane-damage induced by bacterial toxins; membrane translocation of bacterial toxins

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
Interests: bacterial toxins; GTPases; signal transduction; toxins and carcinogenesis

Prof. Dr. J. Glenn Songer
Prrofessor Emeritus, Veterinary Microbiology and Preventive Medicine, Iowa State University, 419 9th Street, Ames, IA 50010, USA
Tel. +1 520 784 3829; Fax: +1 520 621 6366
Interests: microbial pathogenesis; epidemiology of clostridial enteric infections

Prof. Dr. Bruce E. Tabashnik
Department of Entomology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
Tel. +1 520 621 1141; Fax: +1 520 621 1150
Interests: insect resistance to Bacillus thuringiensis toxins

Prof. Dr. Jean-Nicolas Tournier
Host-Pathogen Interactions Laboratory, Institut de Recherche Biomédicale des Armées, BP 73, 91223 Brétigny-sur-Orge cedex, France
Bacterial Toxi-Infection Pathogenesis Laboratory, Institut Pasteur, 25 rue du docteur Roux, 75725 Paris cedex 15, France
Tel. +33 145 688 304
Interests: microbial toxins in host pathogen interactions; cell cytoskeleton; toxins and immune system; MAP kinases; adeylate cyclase; toxins and cell signaling; anthrax toxins
Contribution: Special Issue: Anthrax Toxin
Special Issue: Scorpion Toxins

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