Special Issue "Selected Papers from the 26th Meeting of the French Society for Toxinology—Bioengineering of Toxins"

A special issue of Toxins (ISSN 2072-6651).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Michel R. Popoff
Guest Editor
Bacterial Toxins, Institut Pasteur, 28 rue du Docteur Roux, Paris 75724, France
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Dr. Evelyne BENOIT
Guest Editor
Service d’Ingénierie Moléculaire des Protéines (SIMOPRO), CEA, Université Paris-Saclay, Gif sur Yvette 91191, France
Interests: toxins; voltage-gated sodium channels; voltage-gated potassium channels; voltage-gated calcium channels; nicotinic acetylcholine receptors; venom toxins; marine toxins; bacterial toxins
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Toxins are very potent molecules responsible for moderate to highly severe diseases in man and animals. They are produced by a wide variety of organisms ranging from bacteria, to fungus, animals, and plants. However, toxins are also potent therapeutic drugs such as botulinum neurotoxins that have a large number of medical applications or peptide toxins, for example, conotoxins, used in the treatment of pain. In addition, toxins are very useful tools in cell biology that have revealed key physiological processes such as exocytosis, cytoskeleton organization, and the investigation of ionic channels. Modifications of toxins by bioengineering represent a current and important issue in the development of novel applications of toxins, including medical applications and tools for basic science, as well as the development of novel and efficient countermeasures (neutralizing antibodies and specific inhibitors). Recent progress shows that toxins can be modified for specific applications by increasing their activity or their cell specificity (for example, the development of toxins for the treatment of pain or the development of novel technological tools) or, in contrast, by decreasing their activity and use as vaccine or development of neutralizing antibodies and inhibitors.

Prof. Michel R. Popoff
Dr. Evelyne BENOIT
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Toxins is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • bacterial toxins
  • animal toxins
  • plant toxins
  • venon peptides
  • neurotoxins
  • bioengineering
  • neutralizing antibodies
  • toxin inhibitors

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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