Special Issue "Genomics and Proteomics of Cyanotoxins"
A special issue of Toxins (ISSN 2072-6651).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2014)
Prof. Vítor Vasconcelos
1. CIIMAR – Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research, Matosinhos, Portugal
2. Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences, Porto University, Porto 4069-007, Portugal
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Interests: blue-biotechnology; emerging marine toxins; bioassay-guided approach; cyanobacteria bioactive compounds
Dr. Agostinho Antunes
Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research (CIIMAR), Rua dos Bragas, 289, 4050-123 Porto, Portugal and Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences, Porto University, Rua do Campo Alegre 4069-007 Porto
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Interests: genomics, evolution and bioinformatics; ecotoxicogenomics; diversity of toxin and venom compounds; blue-biotechnology
Cyanobacteria toxins have a diversity of modes of action that are only partially known. Studies on protein differential expression may help us to map new targets for some of these toxins and the pathways of their detoxication metabolism. Advances in genomic approaches have also enhanced the way we understand toxin production and regulation, including the phylogeny of cyanotoxins.
This Special Issue will cover all aspects related to genomics and proteomics approaches on the study of cyanotoxins.
Prof. Dr. Vítor Vasconcelos
Dr. Agostinho Antunes
Dr. Alexandre Campos
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- comparative proteomics and genomics
- mechanisms of action of cyanotoxins and toxin–protein interactions
- method development and identification of novel cyanotoxins
- molecular evolution of cyanotoxins
- de novo sequencing and posttranslational modifications of cyanotoxins
- Cyanotoxins biosynthetic pathways
- metagenomics of cyanotoxins
- phylogenetics of cyanotoxins
- molecular evolution of polyketide synthase [PKS] and nonribosomal peptide synthase [NRPS]
- molecular diversity of cyanotoxins