Special Issue "The Toxic Effects of Mycotoxins and Underlying Molecular Mechanisms"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 16 October 2022 | Viewed by 551
Interests: antioxidants; oxidative stress; molecular mechanism; autophagy; ferroptosis; neurotoxicity
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The secondary metabolites produced by fungi known as mycotoxins are capable of causing mycotoxicosis (diseases and death) in humans and animals. To date, more than 400 mycotoxins have been identified and most of them have exhibited various toxic effects. Nowadays, mycotoxins exposure threatens both animal and human health and have gained widespread concern. According to their toxic effects, mycotoxins are classified as neurotoxins, immunotoxins, hepatotoxins, nephrotoxins, etc. In the past 60 years, the molecular mechanisms of some mycotoxins have gained some progress involving oxidative stress, mitochondrial dysfunction, inflammatory response, immunosuppression, autophagy regulation and apoptotic cell death. However, so far, their critical molecular mechanisms remain largely unknown, which makes it difficult to find effective treatment strategies in a timely manner after mycotoxins poisons are found in humans and animals. Therefore, underlying the precise toxic mechanisms of mycotoxins is essential in the search for effective treatment strategies.
In this Special Issue, we aim to collate innovative original research and review articles that reveal new pathogenic pathways, toxic mechanisms, potential therapeutic strategies, and protective agents, presenting targeting mycotoxins-induced toxic effects in vivo and in vitro.
Dr. Chongshan Dai
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- in vivo
- in vitro
- toxic mechanisms
- therapeutic strategies
- protective agents
- new pathogenic pathways
- toxic effects