Food Mycotoxins and Related Toxicology Research
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2. Department of Technology of Chemistry, Azerbaijan State Oil and Industry University, 16/21 Azadliq Ave, Baku AZ1010, Azerbaijan
Interests: mycotoxins; food contamination; food safety; potentially toxic elements (PTEs); pesticide; detoxification and essential oils
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Since the first mycotoxins’ detection in the early 19th century, the agri-food related industries have made extensive efforts to avert their occurrence in foodstuffs. More than 100 different fungal species have been identified with the ability to produce more than 400 different mycotoxins. Some species of the genera Fusarium, Aspergillus, Alternaria, and Penicillium are considered the primary fungi that produce mycotoxins. Zearalenone (ZEA), deoxynivalenol (DON), aflatoxins B1, B2, G1, and G2, and ochratoxin A (OTA) are the most critical mycotoxins. They are highly toxic, causing acute and mostly chronic lesions in some organs, such as the kidneys, liver, epithelial tissues, and central nervous system (CNS). In this regard, several investigations are carried out to detect, measure, decontaminate, and manage the prevalence and concentration of mycotoxins among different food products. Additionally, many analytical techniques are introduced and approached to facilitate experiments. Moreover, biomarkers as a cheaper, faster, and more reliable tool are used to measure the dietary exposure of humans and animals to mycotoxins. However, the toxicology aspects of mycotoxins are ascribed in the literature, and the issues of co-contamination of mycotoxins in addition to emerging and masked forms remain undiscovered. Therefore, the current Special Issue aims to collect recent advances in technical and toxicological aspects of mycotoxins in different food products.
In this Special Issue, all types of manuscripts, including original research, review, systematic review, and preliminary investigations, as well as short communications addressing the following topics, are encouraged.
- New approaches of technologies in toxicological research associated with contamination of food products by mycotoxins;
- Further improvements in analysis with the aid of combining with other techniques;
- Combination of techniques in decontamination of mycotoxins from food products;
- Addressing new challenges raised by mycotoxins for the food safety of food products;
- Raising the quality of treated products using pretreatments to define the required levels for newly introduced mycotoxins;
- Recent advancements in the toxicology of mycotoxins in food products;
- The role of biomarkers in dietary exposure of humans and animals to mycotoxins; challenges and perspectives;
- Aiding to establish the required standard for contaminated food products by new mycotoxins.
Dr. Amin Mousavi Khaneghah
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- analytical methods
- new standards