Special Issue "Plant Toxins"


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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2014)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Nilgun E. Tumer
Department of Plant biology and Pathology, Rutgers University, USA
Website: http://aesop.rutgers.edu/~plantbiopath/faculty/tumer/tumer.html
E-Mail: tumer@aesop.rutgers.edu
Interests: ribosome inactivating proteins; ricin; shiga toxin; toxin structure and function; ribosomes; translation; toxin trafficking

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Plant toxins are natural products with many applications in agriculture and medicine. They have been useful in studies of ribosome and rRNA structure and function, cellular trafficking and programmed cell death. They have antiviral activity against plant and animal viruses, anti-cancer and immunosuppressive activity. Recent studies highlight the importance of developing antidotes and vaccines against these toxins. This special issue will be composed of papers exploring these areas. Reviews for this collection are on an invitation-only basis. Please discuss with Professor Tumer the ideas for a review.

Dr. Nilgun E. Tumer
Guest Editor


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  • ribosome inactivating protein
  • rna toxin
  • plant toxin
  • ribosome
  • translation
  • sarcin ricin loop
  • vaccine
  • small molecule inhibitor
  • hiv
  • plant virus
  • immunotoxin

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p. 2605-2611
Toxins 2014, 6(9), 2605-2611; doi:10.3390/toxins6092605
Received: 20 July 2014; in revised form: 11 August 2014 / Accepted: 21 August 2014 / Published: 2 September 2014
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Last update: 24 April 2014

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