Special Issue "Dietary Mycotoxin Exposure: Emerging Risks to Human Health"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2019
Dr. Joshua W. Smith
Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
Interests: cancer prevention; cancer biology; nutrition; environmental exposures; biomarkers; public health
Worldwide, the ingestion of mycotoxins from contaminated foodstuffs imposes a significant burden to human health. Some of these impacts, such as the role of aflatoxins in the etiology of liver cancer, are strongly supported by decades of basic and epidemiological evidence. While interrogation of such established relationships is warranted and continues to yield new insight, emerging risks from dietary exposure to mycotoxins have received less attention. Greater understanding of the full spectrum of their effects is necessary to target prevention efforts and improve the health of vulnerable populations.
This Special Issue of Toxins invites articles that address risks to human health presented by dietary mycotoxin exposure, with particular interest in: a) novel or emerging associations between dietary exposures and disease states; b) novel biomarkers or analytical techniques for assessment of mycotoxin exposure, metabolism, or related disease risk; c) impacts on under-represented populations; or d) novel sources of dietary exposure in populations with high rates of mycotoxin-associated disease(s).
Given the abundance of existing literature on the subject of aflatoxins and liver carcinogenesis, such papers must be sufficiently novel to obtain consideration, and will preferably address one or more of the above topics of interest. As the focus of this Special Issue is on human health, papers concerning mycology, contamination surveillance, agriculture, or other endpoints not directly related to human exposure or health outcomes are outside of the scope. Econometric research is welcome, provided the analysis specifically concerns the influence of mycotoxin exposure on human health. Experimental work in animal models is welcome, but preference will be given to studies demonstrating outcomes or mechanisms readily translatable to human health.
We look forward to reviewing original research or review articles, which will shed needed light on the myriad impacts of dietary mycotoxin exposure to human health around the world.
Prof. Dr. John D. Groopman
Dr. Joshua W. Smith
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- environmental exposure
- public health