Special Issue "Multi-Omics Study of Marine Toxins"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (25 July 2022) | Viewed by 12677
Marine toxins have attracted the attention of researchers due to their involvement in human intoxication. Toxins range from small molecules to high molecular weight proteins, and have unique chemical and biological features of scientific interest. Many of these substances can serve as useful research tools or molecular models for the development of new drugs and pesticides. Recent advances in omic technologies make it possible to characterize, in detail, marine toxins and their biological effects on prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms. Genomics, transcritomics, proteomics and metabolomics provide new insights into the evolution, distribution, and biological effects of various marine toxins. Important environmental toxins of marine origin are: domoic acid, kainic acid, saxitoxin, tetrodotoxin, and polyester polyketides such as brevetoxin, BMAA and others.
The purpose of this Special Issue of Toxins is to discuss various aspects of marine toxins’ distribution and evolution, the effect of toxins on gene transcription, and changes in the cellular proteomes of prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms by using “omics” technologies. Genomics and transcriptomics tell us about the structure, evolution and expression of the genome, proteomics provides information about the proteins present within cells, whilst metabolomics helps to identify and quantify the diversity of metabolites and metabolic networks within an organism and between different organisms. Competition between species for resourses (nutrients, light, etc) is the main factor structuring marine planktonic communities. Marine toxins can alter ecosystem processes, including primary production and nutrient cycling. It will be interesting to discuss the allelopathic functions of marine toxins because these molecules appear to target diverse and multiple physiological pathways in competitors.
Dr. Olga A. Koksharova
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- ecological succession
- gene expression
- metabolic regulation
- secondary metabolites
- marine plankton
- sea anemone
- marine bacteria