Special Issue "Toxins from Aquatic Organisms"
A special issue of Toxins (ISSN 2072-6651).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2012)
Prof. Dr. David Sheehan
Proteomic Research Laboratory, Department of Biochemistry, University College Cork, Western Gateway Building, Western Rd, Cork, Ireland
Phone: +35 321 420 5424
Fax: +35 321 427 4034
Interests: enzymology and evolution of glutathione transferases; application of proteomics to study of oxidative stress; implications of reactive oxygen and nitrogen species for kidney function; environmental toxicology; nanomaterials as emerging toxicological threats
Many toxins are produced in aquatic organisms ranging from cyanobacteria, to dinoflagellates, algae and other organisms both of freshwater and marine origin. As natural compounds, these toxins have not been thought of as environmental pollutants but they do pose toxic threats to other aquatic life-forms and to human health and they can be bioaccumulated and biotransformed in target organisms resulting in a more complicated toxic threat. This is exemplified by the paralytic shellfish poisoning of humans on eating shellfish contaminated by dinoflagellate toxins arising from algal “blooms”. Such blooms are occurring more often and more severely worldwide with serious implications for aquaculture, mariculture, environmental and human health. This special issue deals with structure, analysis, potential as novel drugs, toxic effects, biotransformation/accumulation and detoxification and environmental implications of toxins from aquatic organisms.
Prof. David Sheehan
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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.
- red tide
- algal bloom
- global warming
Review: Marine Toxins: Chemistry, Toxicity, Occurrence and Detection, with Special Reference to the Dutch Situation
Toxins 2010, 2(4), 878-904; doi:10.3390/toxins2040878
Received: 30 March 2010; in revised form: 14 April 2010 / Accepted: 22 April 2010 / Published: 23 April 2010| Download PDF Full-text (675 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Toxins 2010, 2(4), 905-918; doi:10.3390/toxins2040905
Received: 31 March 2010; in revised form: 16 April 2010 / Accepted: 22 April 2010 / Published: 26 April 2010| Download PDF Full-text (342 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Comparative Study of Various Immune Parameters in Three Bivalve Species during a Natural Bloom of Dinophysis acuminata in Santa Catarina Island, Brazil
Toxins 2010, 2(5), 1166-1178; doi:10.3390/toxins2051166
Received: 12 April 2010; in revised form: 7 May 2010 / Accepted: 18 May 2010 / Published: 25 May 2010| Download PDF Full-text (602 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Review: Synthetic α-Conotoxin Mutants as Probes for Studying Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors and in the Development of Novel Drug Leads
Toxins 2010, 2(6), 1471-1499; doi:10.3390/toxins2061471
Received: 1 April 2010; in revised form: 27 May 2010 / Accepted: 11 June 2010 / Published: 14 June 2010| Download PDF Full-text (831 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Toxins 2010, 2(10), 2359-2410; doi:10.3390/toxins2102359
Received: 21 August 2010; in revised form: 1 October 2010 / Accepted: 13 October 2010 / Published: 18 October 2010| Download PDF Full-text (1199 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Toxins 2012, 4(11), 1367-1384; doi:10.3390/toxins4111367
Received: 24 September 2012; in revised form: 8 November 2012 / Accepted: 9 November 2012 / Published: 16 November 2012| Download PDF Full-text (842 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Nodularin Exposure Induces SOD1 Phosphorylation and Disrupts SOD1 Co-localization with Actin Filaments
Toxins 2012, 4(12), 1482-1499; doi:10.3390/toxins4121482
Received: 27 September 2012; in revised form: 30 November 2012 / Accepted: 6 December 2012 / Published: 14 December 2012| Download PDF Full-text (3554 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Differences in Susceptibility to Okadaic Acid, a Diarrhetic Shellfish Poisoning Toxin, between Male and Female Mice
Toxins 2013, 5(1), 9-15; doi:10.3390/toxins5010009
Received: 8 November 2012; in revised form: 14 December 2012 / Accepted: 21 December 2012 / Published: 27 December 2012| Download PDF Full-text (171 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Toxins 2013, 5(1), 193-202; doi:10.3390/toxins5010193
Received: 12 December 2012; in revised form: 10 January 2013 / Accepted: 11 January 2013 / Published: 18 January 2013| Download PDF Full-text (480 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Review: Is Protein Phosphatase Inhibition Responsible for the Toxic Effects of Okadaic Acid in Animals?
Toxins 2013, 5(2), 267-285; doi:10.3390/toxins5020267
Received: 6 November 2012; in revised form: 8 January 2013 / Accepted: 24 January 2013 / Published: 4 February 2013| Download PDF Full-text (231 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Review: Highly Toxic Ribbon Worm Cephalothrix simula Containing Tetrodotoxin in Hiroshima Bay, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan
Toxins 2013, 5(2), 376-395; doi:10.3390/toxins5020376
Received: 28 November 2012; in revised form: 30 January 2013 / Accepted: 7 February 2013 / Published: 20 February 2013| Download PDF Full-text (758 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Last update: 25 February 2013