Special Issue "Molecular Mechanisms of Toxic and Activated Effects of Exogenous Compounds"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 January 2024 | Viewed by 6562
Interests: physicochemistry of biological objects; molecular spectroscopy; structure of molecules; chemiluminescence; bioluminescence; low-dose effects; hormesis; toxicity; radiotoxicity; antioxidant activity; bioactive compounds
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Special Issue in Biomedicines: Molecular Mechanisms of Responses to Low-Intensity Exposures 2.0
All living organisms are constantly exposed to exogenous compounds, which might disturb the natural metabolic equilibrium. Responses of organisms to these exposures are complex, being functions from organismal peculiarities and characteristics of the exogenous compounds, namely, physicochemical parameters and concentrations. Low-concentration exposures can initiate a ‘compensative’ response that is considered a result of the organism streaming to the equilibrium, with possible ‘overcompensation’ and activation of organismal physiological functions. The activation is usually discussed in terms of the ‘hormesis’ phenomenon. Higher concentrations of exogenous compounds and/or their chemical reactivity result in inhibition of physiological functions, i.e., they initiate a ‘toxic’ effect. Knowledge on the molecular mechanisms of both toxic and activated effects of exogenous compounds is highly important as it (1) provides information on the prediction of the bioeffects of exogenous compounds, (2) helps in overcoming negative consequences, and (3) allows the application of positive results.
We welcome studies of the bioeffects of different compounds with special attention paid to physicochemical processes and molecular conversions in biochemical and cellular systems.
Prof. Dr. Nadezhda S. Kudryasheva
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- exogenous compounds
- low-concentration exposures
- high concentrations exposures
- low-dose effects
- activated effects