Special Issue "Fungal and Mycotoxin Metabolism"

A special issue of Metabolites (ISSN 2218-1989).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Silvio Uhlig

Norwegian Veterinary Institute, Section for Chemistry, Oslo, Norway
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Interests: Toxin chemistry; Small-molecule analysis; Metabolomics
Guest Editor
Dr. Christiane Kruse Fæste

Norwegian Veterinary Institute, Toxinology Research Group, Oslo, Norway
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Interests: Biotransformation and toxicokinetics of xenobiotics; Toxicodynamics; proteomics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Mycotoxins and other fungal metabolites possess numerous biological activities. As a result, these substances may cause disease and death in plants and animals including humans or they may be exploited because of their pharmacological potentials. At the same time, mycotoxins and fungal metabolites can be modified by chemical or enzymatic reactions. The latter are important for the detoxification of mycotoxins in all living beings that are exposed to such compounds. In some cases, such enzymatic reactions may also result in bio-activation, which is known to occur in the case of aflatoxin B1. The metabolism and biotransformation of fungal metabolites in both plants and animals are commonly studied in a range of test systems and include different analytical approaches. This Special Issue is devoted to new studies in the field. We especially invite manuscripts that focus on the use of in vitro approaches for the study of mycotoxin and fungal metabolite metabolism. We also especially welcome manuscripts that focus on aspects of data extraction and processing, including structure identification of metabolites, e.g., by using new software tools.

Dr. Silvio Uhlig
Dr. Christiane Kruse Fæste
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • mycotoxin metabolism
  • biotransformation
  • bioassay
  • metabolic profiling

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Non-Volatile Metabolites from Trichoderma spp.
Metabolites 2019, 9(3), 58; https://doi.org/10.3390/metabo9030058
Received: 5 March 2019 / Revised: 19 March 2019 / Accepted: 20 March 2019 / Published: 22 March 2019
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The genus Trichoderma is comprised of many common fungi species that are distributed worldwide across many ecosystems. Trichoderma species are well-known producers of secondary metabolites with a variety of biological activities. Their potential use as biocontrol agents has been known for many years. [...] Read more.
The genus Trichoderma is comprised of many common fungi species that are distributed worldwide across many ecosystems. Trichoderma species are well-known producers of secondary metabolites with a variety of biological activities. Their potential use as biocontrol agents has been known for many years. Several reviews about metabolites from Trichoderma have been published. These reviews are based on their structural type, biological activity, or fungal origin. In this review, we summarize the secondary metabolites per Trichoderma species and elaborate on approximately 390 non-volatile compounds from 20 known species and various unidentified species. Full article
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