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Special Issue "Tetrodotoxins"

A special issue of Toxins (ISSN 2072-6651). This special issue belongs to the section "Marine and Freshwater Toxins".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2018

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Panagiota Katikou

Ministry of Rural Development and Food, Directorate General of Sustainable Rural Development, Directorate of Research, Innovation and Education, School of Meat Professionals of Thessaloniki, Hapsa & Karatasou 1, 54626, Thessaloniki, Greece
Interests: marine biotoxins; phycotoxins; harmful algal blooms; toxic pufferfish; emerging marine toxins; tetrodotoxins; lipophilic toxins; toxic episodes management; phycotoxins regulatory monitoring; marine toxins analysis; mouse bioassay; liquid chromatography mass spectrometry

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Tetrodotoxin (TTX) is one of the most potent naturally-occuring neurotoxins, responsible for many human intoxications and fatalities. The recent occurences of TTX and its analogues (TTXs) in edible aquatic organisms, such as marine gastropods and bivalve molluscs, as well as in new latitudes, has raised concerns in Europe about the necessity to regulate this group of toxins in order to protect human health. In this context, further investigations regarding TTXs presence and origin in aquatic environments, development of more sophisticated analysis methods, further data on human intoxication incidents and toxicological potency of TTX and its analogues are considered extremely important and necessary.

This Special Issue aims to focus on new information and scientific evidence mainly with regard to: (i) TTXs occurrence in aquatic environments, with an emphasis on edible aquatic organisms; (ii) analysis methods for the determination of TTXs; (iii) advances in the clarification of TTX producing organisms, (iv) environmental factors involved in the presence of TTXs and (v) assessment of public health risks related to the presence of TTXs, as well as risk management and mitigation strategies. Studies addressing any other questions of relevance related to TTXs would also be considered of interest and are also welcome to be submitted.

Dr. Panagiota Katikou
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Toxins is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1500 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Tetrodotoxin
  • aquatic organisms
  • bivalve mollusks
  • pufferfish
  • climate change
  • tetrodotoxin-producing bacteria
  • mouse bioassay
  • liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry
  • human poisoning
  • tetrodotoxin analogues

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