Special Issue "Mycotoxins and Human Diseases 2015"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2015).
Interests: dietary toxins; child health; interventions; developing countries; cancer; malnutrition; cereals; mycotoxins; exposure assessment; epidemiology; food toxicology; growth faltering; stunting; liver cancer; gastrointestinal toxicity
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Mycotoxins are the secondary metabolites of a variety of fungal species. Many thousands of mycotoxins exist. Their contributions to animal and human health depend on both the potency and frequency with which they contaminate feeds and foodstuffs. Certain mycotoxins can also be carried in the air, for example in grain mills or in water damaged buildings. Despite the availability of numerous impressive analytical tools that have the capacity to detect exposure at high, modest, and low levels, there remains limited data concerning the health effects of mycotoxins (with the exception on data for aflatoxins). There is a desperate need for biomarker driven research for many of the most frequent mycotoxins contaminants. In this Special Issue, manuscripts are invited that provide critical data on exposure assessment, health outcomes/epidemiology, and interventions in relation to single or multiple mycotoxins, especially where data is generated in world regions with high risks of exposure. Emphasis will be placed on studies concerning disease outcomes, or if such studies concern interventions, the relevant disease reductions. In addition to specific disease end points, submitted papers can also include studies that investigate how mycotoxin exposures modifies biomarkers of affect. These studies may include, but are not limited to, aflatoxins, fumonisins, ochratoxins, trichothecenes, zearalenones, and their mixtures. Toxicokinetic data, at realistic doses, in animals and humans will also be considered, along with novel mechanistic data from animals or cell culture models; such studies may predict molecular targets in humans.
Dr Paul C Turner
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