Special Issue "Toxins: Military Toxicology"


A special issue of Toxins (ISSN 2072-6651).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2014)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Anthony T. Tu
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO 80523, USA
E-Mail: atu@lamar.colostate.edu
Phone: +1 970 491 1591
Fax: +1 970 491 6313
Interests: snake venoms; sea snake neurotoxins; Raman spectroscopy; structure-function relations of toxins; chemical weapons defense; NBCR anti-terrorism

Co-Guest Editor
Dr. Otakar Jiri Mika
Institute of Chemisty and Technology of Environmental Protection, Faculty of Chemistry, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
Website: http://www.fch.vutbr.cz
E-Mail: mika@fch.vutbr.cz
Phone: +420 541 149 438
Fax: +420 541 149 446

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Throughout history, biological and chemical weapons have been key aspects of military strategy. Even in modern days, chemical and biological agents are used in military conflicts, and now terrorist attacks as well. For instance, Iraq used massive amounts of poisonous gas against Iran in the Iran-Iraq War in the 1980s. Ricin has been frequently used in terrorism attempts in the United States. Why has ricin been commonly used by terrorists? There is a good reason, it is easy to manufacture and there is no antidote. Thus poison and its use, method of action, and prevention has become an important new branch of military science. Toxins recognizes the importance of military toxicology, so they decided to publish this special issue. In this issue we will include the mechanism of ricin, unknown facts of Aum Shinrikyo’s chemical and biological weapons programs revealed by death row inmates, chemical casualties of the Iran-Iraq War, and oxime drugs for nerve gas, and much more.

Prof. Dr. Anthony T. Tu
Dr. Otakar Jiri Mika
Guest Editors


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Last update: 30 July 2013

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