Special Issue "Toxins: Mr Hyde or Dr Jekyll?"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Daniel Ladant
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Guest Editor
Institut Pasteur, Unité "Biochimie des Interactions Macromoléculaires", 25-28 Rue du Dr Roux, F-75015 Paris, France
Interests: Bordetella pertussis toxins; bacterial adenylate and nucleotidyl cyclases; RTX toxins; structure-function studies; toxin translocation
Dr. Gilles Prévost
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Guest Editor
Institut de Bactériologie, Unité UR-7290 "Virulence bactérienne précoce", ITI InnoVec, 3 rue Koeberlé, F-67000 Strasbourg, France
Interests: Staphylococcus aureus toxins; molecular action
Dr. Michel R. Popoff
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Institut Pasteur, Unité "Bactéries anaérobies et Toxines", 25-28 Rue du Dr Roux, F-75015 Paris, France
Interests: bacterial protein toxins; clostridial toxins; pore-forming toxins; cellular uptake of bacterial toxins; Rho-GTPases; interactions of clostridial toxins with the actin cytoskeleton; botulinum neurotoxins; passage of the neurotoxins through epithelial barrier; regulation of clostridial toxin synthesis
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Dr. Evelyne Benoit
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CEA, Institut des Sciences du Vivant Frédéric Joliot, Département Médicaments et Technologies pour la Santé (DMTS), Service d’Ingénierie Moléculaire pour la Santé (SIMoS), Université Paris-Saclay, ERL 9004 CNRS/CEA, F-91191 Gif sur Yvette, 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 biologically active substances produced by all kinds of living organisms such as bacteria, fungi, plants, and animals. They present a vast diversity of molecular structures and target a wide variety of receptors linked to physiological processes. Selected during evolution to give them a disabling/lethal effect, they display finely tuned functional properties in terms of affinity and selectivity.

Toxins are, therefore, very attractive compounds because they exhibit a Janus-like character, being both poisons and remedies, and, as a matter of fact, have been primarily investigated not only for the light they can throw on fundamental physiological processes, but also for their potential therapeutic applications. The Toxins Special Issue entitled “Toxins: Mr Hyde or Dr Jekyll?” will accept manuscripts describing recent advances concerning toxins of various origins (such as animal, bacterial, fungi, marine and plant toxins) and a variety of topics covering toxin structure and organization, toxin receptor/target, phylogeny, toxinogenesis regulation, medical application, toxin function/activity, and toxin delivery into cell. This Special Issue is open (but not limited) to oral communications and posters that will be presented during the virtual meeting of the French Society of Toxinology (SFET) that will be held on 9th and 10th December 2021 (e-RT27—27th SFET meeting).

Dr. Daniel Ladant
Dr. Gilles Prévost
Dr. 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 2400 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.

Keywords

  • animal toxins
  • bacterial toxins
  • marine toxins
  • plant toxins
  • toxin structure and organization
  • toxin receptor/target
  • phylogeny
  • toxinogenesis regulation
  • medical application
  • toxin function/activity
  • toxin delivery into cell

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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