Neurotoxicity and Health Risks of Freshwater and Marine Toxin Exposure

A special issue of Toxins (ISSN 2072-6651). This special issue belongs to the section "Marine and Freshwater Toxins".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2024 | Viewed by 81

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Area of Toxicology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Universidad de Sevilla, C/ Profesor García González 2, 41012 Seville, Spain
Interests: toxicology; food safety; cyanotoxins; microcystins; cylindrospermopsin; UPLC-MS/MS analyses; method validation; neurotoxicity; bioaccessibility
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Area of Toxicology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Universidad de Sevilla, 41012 Seville, Spain
Interests: toxicology; genotoxicity; cylindrospermopsin; microcystins; in vivo; in vitro; food safety; toxicological evaluation; method validation
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The global rise in harmful algal blooms (HABs) poses a growing threat to both human health and the environment, and predictions indicate that the occurrence, frequency and severity of HABs are expected to escalate with ongoing climate changes. They can cause poisoning outbreaks in aquatic organisms, including seafood, due to the release of toxic metabolites, such as cyanotoxins. This represents a threat to consumers’ health, as aquatic organisms can accumulate these toxins throughout the food chain. This Special Issue is dedicated to gathering new research or review articles related to the neurotoxicity of freshwater and marine toxins, as well as health consequences of the toxins produced during bloom events. Going beyond their main toxicity pathways and also focusing on ecologically relevant model organisms. Moreover, contributions to the knowledge of neurotoxins emerged from OMICS (genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics and metabolomics) are also welcome in this Special Issue, as well as regulatory approaches worldwide and (eco)toxicity data. Another important aspect of interest is the validation of robust analytical methods for the determination of these toxins in waters and contaminated food. All contributions addressing the data gaps in the mentioned aspects are welcome in this Special Issue.

Dr. Remedios Guzmán-Guillén
Dr. Leticia Diez-Quijada Jiménez
Guest Editors

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  • neurotoxicity
  • freshwater toxins
  • marine toxins
  • anatoxins
  • saxitoxins
  • BMAA
  • cylindrospermopsin
  • domoic acid
  • risk assessment
  • analytics

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