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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. Sang Ho Choi
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
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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. 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
Prof. Dr. Yukako Fujinaga
Department of Bacteriology, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kanazawa University, Kanazawa, 920-8640, Japan
Fax: +81 6 6879 4252
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Interests: bacterial protein toxins; enterotoxins; mechanism of toxicity; interaction of toxins with epithelial cell barriers
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Bacterial Protein Toxins
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
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
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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 in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Cellular Microbiology 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. 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
Dr. Adam J. Ratner
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
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Interests: bacterial toxins; toxin evolution; host cell responses to pore-forming toxins
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. Jun Sakurai
Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tokushima Bunri University, Yamashiro-cho, Tokushima 770-8514, 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
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. 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 in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Anthrax Toxin
Special Issue: Scorpion Toxins 2013
Dr. C. Chris Yun
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
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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 in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Enterotoxins
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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