Toxicology Research on Mycotoxins
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 February 2023) | Viewed by 11519
Interests: risk assessment; functional components in milk
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Food safety is a major concern worldwide. Mycotoxins are the most frequently occurring natural food contaminants in human and animal diets. There is evidence that over 25% of agricultural products worldwide are contaminated by mycotoxins, and their intake represents a major source of exposure. There is also concern about human mycotoxin exposure by inhalation in certain indoor spaces, such as agricultural product processing places and moldy buildings. Humans can be simultaneously exposed to multiple mycotoxins. In addition, given that the gastrointestinal tract is the first tissue barrier to come into contact with mycotoxins, the adverse effects of mycotoxins are largely related to this area. It is therefore vital to understand the compromised intestinal barrier mechanism induced by mycotoxins. The liver and kidneys are also important target organs for mycotoxins. Therefore, the effects of mycotoxins on human health cannot be ignored. The concurrent presence of mycotoxins may lead to different interactive effects, such as additive, synergistic, or antagonistic effects. However, mechanistic insights into the interactive effects induced by multiple mycotoxins are still lacking.
The present Special Issue aims to gather works addressing the effects on human health induced by individual and combined mycotoxins and exploring the underlying mechanisms. We invite you to submit manuscripts to this issue.
Prof. Dr. Nan Zheng
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- interactive effects
- food safety
- human health