Production and Metabolic Transformation Mechanism of Foodborne Mycotoxins

A special issue of Metabolites (ISSN 2218-1989). This special issue belongs to the section "Food Metabolomics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2023) | Viewed by 318

Special Issue Editors

College of Life Science, Yantai University, Yantai 264005, China
Interests: metabolism and residue analysis of mycotoxins and medicine; food safety
Institute of Food Science and Technology, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing 100193, China
Interests: food safety; mycotoxins; LC-MS; food allergens
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Mycotoxins are classed as the top food and feed contaminants all over the world. In addition to their negative impact on the worldwide economy, human and animal exposure to mycotoxins, as well as their potential metabolites, leads to deleterious health consequences. Over the last few decades, scientists have achieved significant progress in the mycotoxin research field by introducing new methods for the detection of mycotoxins and major metabolites, metabolic transformation mechanisms, and proposing several feasible mitigation strategies. All these efforts have enhanced the safety of food and feed and allowed us to gain a better understanding of the toxic health effects and how to control these hazardous contaminants. However, there is still a knowledge gap in foodborne mycotoxin production by fungi, the metabolic transformation mechanism of mycotoxins in animals in vivo, and food processing, especially for emerging members and unknown metabolites of mycotoxins.

In this Special Issue, we welcome all submissions related to (1) Production of foodborne mycotoxins; (2) Metabolic transformation mechanism of foodborne mycotoxins, especially if the work implements omics approach to understanding the mechanism; (3) Survey studies for risk assessment of mycotoxins and metabolites in food and feed; (4) All types of laboratory and/or field studies for control of mycotoxins production.

Review articles are also welcome and can also be submitted, provided that they cover the topics of interest.

Dr. Yanshen Li
Dr. Shupeng Yang
Guest Editors

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  • mycotoxins production
  • fungi
  • metabolic transformation mechanism
  • food processing
  • food safety
  • omics
  • LC–MS
  • contamination
  • toxicity

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