Special Issue "Neurotoxicity of Environmental Metal Toxicants"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2021) | Viewed by 12388
Interests: metals; neurotoxicology; neurodegenerative diseases; chemical speciation; chemical imaging; micro- and nano-particles; radioelements
Interests: metals; chemical imaging; chemical speciation; neurotoxicology; neurodegenerative diseases; radioelements
Environmental exposure to metallic neurotoxicants is a matter of growing concern, since it may have very significant consequences for human health, from impairing child neurodevelopment to the neurodegeneration processes involved in ageing.
This Special Issue will focus on the neurotoxicity 1) of well-established metallic environmental toxicants either in inorganic or in organometallic chemical forms and 2) of emerging metallic neurotoxicants such as high-technology metals, nanoparticles, or radioelements. For all these metallic compounds, the evaluation of the risks associated with their release in the environment, the speciation analysis in environmental and biological samples, and the definition of relevant biological models to assess neurotoxicity are important research objectives. Many questions have also arisen about multi-element (cocktail) exposure effects, as can occur in the drinking water of some developing countries. The description of the speciation of the metallic compounds in the environment, and of the molecular mechanisms driving metal neurotoxicity, are key to prevent exposure and to suggest new treatments.
The aim of this Special Issue on the ‘’Neurotoxicity of Environmental Metal Toxicants’’ is to give a broad overview of the current work being performed in the field of the neurotoxicology of metallic contaminants, from the identification of emerging toxic compounds, to the assessment of environmental exposures and associated risks, to the description of the molecular mechanisms involved in neurotoxicity.
The scientific community will have to face many challenges to identify and prevent the detrimental effects of environmental metal exposure on brain health. We hope that this Special Issue will serve to increase the visibility in this research field, intensify collaborations, and proliferate information exchange between the different scientific communities involved in this research topic.
Dr. Richard Ortega
Dr. Asuncion Carmona
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- neurodevelopmental toxicity
- organometallic toxicants
- environmental exposure
- synergistic (cocktail) effects
- chemical speciation
- molecular mechanisms