Special Issue "Tetrodotoxins"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2018
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
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
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- aquatic organisms
- bivalve mollusks
- climate change
- tetrodotoxin-producing bacteria
- mouse bioassay
- liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry
- human poisoning
- tetrodotoxin analogues