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E-Mail: toxins@mdpi.com
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Ms. Chao Xiao

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Section Board for 'Bacterial Toxins'

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

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: 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. Sang Ho Choi (Website)

NRL of Molecular Microbiology and Toxicology, Department of Food Biotechnology, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-921, Korea
Tel. 82-10-8612-2146; 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 (Website)

Molecular Gastroenterology Section, Leeds Institute of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences, 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
Special Issues and Collections: Special Issue: H. pylori Virulence Factors in the Induction of Gastric Cancer
In other journals:
Special Issue: Gastric Cancer
Special Issue: Gut Microbiome
Prof. Dr. Yukako Fujinaga (Website)

Department of Bacteriology, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kanazawa University, Kanazawa, 920-8640, Japan
Fax: +81 6 6879 4252
Interests: bacterial protein toxins; enterotoxins; mechanism of toxicity; interaction of toxins with epithelial cell barriers
Special Issues and Collections: Special Issue: Bacterial Protein Toxins
Dr. Xiaohua He (Website)

Research Molecular Biologist, USDA, ARS, WRRC, 800 Buchanan Street, Albany, CA94710, USA
Tel. 5105595823; Fax: +1 510 559 5768
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: Special Issue: Advances in Toxin Detection
Topical Collection: Rapid Detection of Bacterial Toxins
Dr. Emmanuel Lemichez (Website)

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
Special Issues and Collections: Special Issue: Cellular Microbiology of Bacterial Toxins
Prof. Dr. Shin-ichi Miyoshi (Website)

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
Interests: bacterial protein toxins; pore-forming toxins; cell membrane proteins/receptors; proteolytic enzymes
Special Issues and Collections: 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. Joachim Orth

Institut für Experimentelle und Klinische Pharmakologie und Toxikologie, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Albertstr. 25, 79104 Freiburg, Germany
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
Special Issues and Collections: Topical Collection: Clostridium difficile/Clostridium sordellii and Clostridium perfringens Toxins
Dr. Adam J. Ratner (Website)

Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, New York University School of Medicine, 550 First Avenue (MSB 223), New York, NY 10016 USA
Tel. +1 646 501 0044
Interests: bacterial toxins; toxin evolution; host cell responses to pore-forming toxins
Dr. Andreas Rummel

Institut für Toxikologie, Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, Germany
Interests: botulinum neurotoxin, ricin, tetanus neurotoxin, Clostridium perfringens, Clostridium botulinum, Staphylococcus aureus enterotoxin (SE)
Special Issues and Collections: Special Issue: Detection and identification of biological toxins in international proficiency tests
Prof. Dr. Jun Sakurai

Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tokushima Bunri University, Yamashiro-cho, Tokushima, Japan
Tel. 088-622-9611; 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 (Website)

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
Special Issues and Collections: Topical Collection: Leading Opinions
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
Special Issues and Collections: Special Issue: Anthrax Toxin
Special Issue: Scorpion Toxins
Dr. C. Chris Yun (Website)

Emory University, School of Medicine, Division of Digestive Diseases, Whitehead Bldg., Suite 201, 615 Michael St. Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
Tel. +1 404 712 2865; Fax: +1 404 727 5767
Interests: effects of lysophosphoipids in colon cancer and colitis; sodium and fluid absorption in the intestine and kidney; protein-protein interaction; chemokine sin colon cancer; cancer therapeutics; GPCR signaling
Special Issues and Collections: Special Issue: Enterotoxins
Prof. Dr. Joseph Jankovic (Website)

Parkinson's Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic, Department of Neurology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
Interests: botulinum toxin; dystonia, blepharospasm; hemifacial spasm; tremor; tics
Dr. Flaminia Pavone (Website)

CNR, Institute of Cell Biology and Neurobiology, via del Fosso di Fiorano 64/65 00143 Roma, Italy
Interests: botulinum neurotoxins; inflammatory pain; neuropathic pain; immunohistochemistry; nerve injury; nerve regeneration; spinal cord; glial cells; analgesia; behavior; animal models of pain
Prof. Dr. Timothy L. Cover (Website)

Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Interests: bacteria-host interactions, bacterial toxins, Helicobacter pylori, gastric cancer
Special Issues and Collections: Special Issue: Vacuolating Toxin

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