Animal Cell Systems: Response to Exogenous Factors

A special issue of Life (ISSN 2075-1729). This special issue belongs to the section "Animal Science".

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Institute of Applied Biology, Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Nitra, Slovakia
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Pedagogical University of Krakow, Poland
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Dear Colleagues,

Contaminants and various food additives, commonly known also as risk factors, may have different characteristics depending on their origin. Physical contamination is caused by ubiquitous ionizing and nonionizing radiation. Chemical contaminants include endocrine disruptors or toxic metals. Toxic substances are very deteriorative and are not degradable. They also tend to accumulate in different organs, harming their functions. Various substances are relatively toxic and may cause disorders in humans or animals. Toxic substance poisoning can be acute or can develop over time. It is often accompanied by various problems as breathing complications, convulsions, digestive disorders, or serious failures of the central nervous system. The most terrifying effects of toxic metals are mutagenicity and carcinogenicity.

A good example of the consequence of high environmental pollution is the year-to-year increase in the infertility of wild animals, domestic animals, or even humans. The negative effect of toxicants is often monitored in an individual or group of individuals, however, the mechanism of action of toxicants on the cellular and/or molecular level has not been sufficiently studied. As such, this Special Issue aims to gather up-to-date knowledge on this highly relevant, yet still poorly understood topic.

Dr. Peter Massányi
Dr. Robert Stawarz
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Keywords

  • cell systems
  • exogenous factor
  • risk factors
  • animal physiology
  • mode of action
  • molecular markers
  • cell response

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Exogenous Factors Affecting the Functional Integrity of Male Reproduction
by Filip Tirpák, Hana Greifová, Norbert Lukáč, Robert Stawarz and Peter Massányi
Life 2021, 11(3), 213; https://doi.org/10.3390/life11030213 - 9 Mar 2021
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Natural processes along with increased industrial production and the irresponsible behavior of mankind have resulted in environmental pollution. Environmental pollutants can be categorized based on their characteristics and appearance into the following groups: physical, biological, and chemical. Every single one of them represents [...] Read more.
Natural processes along with increased industrial production and the irresponsible behavior of mankind have resulted in environmental pollution. Environmental pollutants can be categorized based on their characteristics and appearance into the following groups: physical, biological, and chemical. Every single one of them represents a serious threat to the male reproductive tract despite the different modes of action. Male gonads and gametes are especially vulnerable to the effect of exogenous factors; therefore, they are considered a reliable indicator of environmental pollution. The impact of xenobiotics or radiation leads to an irreversible impairment of fertility displayed by histological changes, modulated androgen production, or compromised spermatozoa (or germ cells) quality. The present article reviews the exogenous threats, male reproductive system, the mode of action, and overall impact on the reproductive health of humans and animals. Full article
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