Chemistry and Biochemistry
Phycotoxins by Luis M. Botana
Book DescriptionPhycotoxins: Chemistry and Biochemistry presents the most updated information available on phycotoxins. Major emphases are given to chemistry and biochemistry, while minor emphases are given to the aspects of origin, toxicology, or analytical methodology. The book discusses 16 phycotoxins, 7 on those affecting the nervous systems, 4 affecting other body systems; and 4 with undefined targets. An alphabetical listing of toxins presented includes: Azaspiracids; Brevetoxins; Cyanobacterial toxins; Domoic acid; Gambierols; Gymnodimines, prorocentrolides, spirolides, pinnatoxins and cyclic imines in general; Maitotoxin; Okadaic acid and dinophysistoxins; Palytoxins and ostreocins; Pectenotoxins; Polycavernosides; and Yessotoxins. In addition, several mechanistic aspects of newer or emerging toxins are covered such as amphidinols or gymnocine. Information presented and coverage of each toxin follows the following distribution: background and toxicology (10 ); chemistry, biochemistry and metabolism (75 ); mechanism of action (10 ); and analytical methodology (5 ). The detailed information on chemistry in Phycotoxins: Chemistry and Biochemistry provides investigators, regulators, food technologists and toxicologists an updated basis on which research in other areas such as toxicology, mechanism of action, analytical methodology and pharmacology can be successfully developed and expanded.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780813827001
(263mm x 187mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Iowa State University Press
Publisher: Iowa State University Press
Publish Date: 30-Apr-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Luis M. Botana
Phycotoxins, Hardback (May 2015)
Phycotoxins are a diverse group of poisonous substances produced by certain seaweed and algae in marine and fresh waters and are important to the scientific community for many reasons, the most obvious being that they pose food safety issues which requires a large investment to regularly monitor the presence of these compounds in foods.
Therapeutic Targets, Hardback (June 2012)» View all books by Luis M. Botana
Providing insight into where the next generations of drugs are likely to emerge, this book describes the pharmacology of therapeutically undefined targets and potential applications. In some cases, there are no defined drugs to modulate some of the targets, and in other cases inhibition or activation will render different therapeutic uses.
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Author Biography - Luis M. Botana
Editor: Dr. Luis M Botana is professor of Pharmacology, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain. His group is a world leader in the development of new methods to monitor the presence of phycotoxins, having developed methods to date for saxitoxins, yessotoxin, pectenotoxin, ciguatoxins, brevetoxins, okadaic acid and dinophysistoxins Dr. Botana is the editor of Seafood and Freshwater Toxins: Pharmacology, Physiology and Detection, to date the only comprehensive reference book entirely devoted to marine toxins.
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