Special Issue "Advances in Toxin Detection"
A special issue of Toxins (ISSN 2072-6651).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 September 2013)
Dr. Xiaohua He
Research Molecular Biologist, USDA, ARS, WRRC, 800 Buchanan Street, Albany, CA94710, USA
Phone: +1 510 559 5823
Fax: +1 510 559 5768
Interests: molecular tools and technologies for rapid; accurate; and sensitive detection and quantification of zoonotic pathogens and toxins in food; mechanisms of interactions between bacterial toxins and host cells; binding between antigen and antibody or receptors
Toxins are produced by many prokaryotes, plants, and animals. They are poisonous substances and capable of causing diseases or even death when introduced into the body tissues of living organisms. When toxins are released into agricultural products and environment, timely detection is crucial for planning an effective response. However, the detection of toxins is often difficult due to the combination of the complex sample matrix effect and the low dose of toxins needed to cause the illness. This special issue highlights detection of toxins in food, biological and environmental samples using methods ranging from classic cell culture to cutting edge molecular approaches.
Dr. Xiaohua He
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. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as 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 refereed through a 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 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs).
- animal toxin
- cell-based assay
- enzymatic activity
- mass spectrometry
- microbial toxin
- plant toxin
- receptor binding