Topical Collection "Rapid Detection of Bacterial Toxins"
Dr. Xiaohua He
Research Molecular Biologist, USDA, ARS, WRRC, 800 Buchanan Street, Albany, CA 94710, USA
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Interests: molecular tools and technologies for rapid; accurate; and sensitive detection and quantification of zoonotic pathogens and toxins in food; mechanisms of interactions between bacterial toxins and host cells; binding between antigen and antibody or receptors
Bacterial toxins, including endotoxins and exotoxins, are major virulence factors that promote infection and disease caused by certain bacterial pathogens. Some of them, such as botulinum neurotoxins, are the most potent natural-occurring toxins known. Ingestion of even a small amount of bacterial toxins present in contaminated food could result in severe food poisoning. Conventional methods for detecting bacterial toxins, such as in vivo animal bioassays or in vitro cell-based toxicity assays, are usually labor and time intensive. With the advancement of biotechnology, the diagnostic procedures used in toxin detection are continually evolving. This Special Issue highlights the recent advancements in rapid methods for detecting bacterial toxins and explores their applications for indirect assessment of the presence of the associated bacteria in different matrices.
Dr. Xiaohua He
Manuscripts for the topical collection can 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. 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 this website. The topical collection considers regular research articles, short communications and review articles. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a 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.
- Bacterial toxin
- Toxin activity
- Mass spectrometry
- Polymerase chain reaction
- Receptor binding assay