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Topical Collection "Toxic and Pharmacological Effect of Plant Toxins"
Department for Life Quality Studies, Alma Mater Studiorum-University of Bologna, Corso d’Augusto 237, 47921 Rimini, Italy
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Interests: 1) antitumour pharmacology: identification of natural agents as potential antitumor drugs and definition of their cellular (analysis of apoptosis/necrosis; cell proliferation; cell-cycle progression; cytodifferentiation) and molecular (level of proteins involved in apoptosis and cell-cycle regulation) mechanism; 2) cellular and genetic toxicology: study of the cellular response after treatment with xenobiotics (cytotoxicity; analysis of DNA and RNA damage; fluorescence in situ hybridization)
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals
Special Issue in Toxins: Natural Products for Multi-Targeted Cancer Treatment: Where Are We Now?
Special Issue in Toxins: Dietary and Non-Dietary Phytochemicals and Cancer
Plant toxins are secondary plant metabolites that naturally occur in the marine and terrestrial plants of several families, some of which commonly consumed as food. The chemical diversity is tremendous. Phytotoxins can evoke many different effects on living organisms, functioning as: nutrients, useful for growth and other body processes; inerts, such as fiber; toxicants, chemicals which have an effect on metabolic or physiological processes; or drugs, chemicals useful for the prevention or treatment of many diseases. Many plant toxins possess the characteristic of a “Janus” compound, i.e., they exert both significant toxic and pharmacological effects, depending on the concentrations used in the test systems applied. They can also be modified to improve affinity and efficacy for health endorsement. I hope that this collection of Toxins entitled “Toxic and Pharmacological Effect of Plant Toxins” will provide an outline of different plant toxins, their mechanisms of action, and the relevance of their toxic and/or pharmacological effects for human health.
Prof. Dr. Carmela Fimognari
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- terrestrial phytotoxins
- marine phytotoxins
- dietetic phytotoxins
- non-dietetic phytotoxins
- toxicological mechanisms
- pharmacological mechanisms
- disease prevention
- disease treatment