Toxins and Biologically Active Compounds from Microalgae, Volume 2: Biological Effects and Risk Management, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Toxins and Biologically Active Compounds from Microalgae, Volume 2

Biological Effects and Risk Management, 1st Edition

Edited by Gian Paolo Rossini

CRC Press

700 pages | 13 Color Illus. | 63 B/W Illus.

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Toxins and Biologically Active Compounds from Microalgae: Volume 2: Biological Effects and Risk Management is devoted to the effects toxic microalgae and their poisonous products exert on living systems and how they may affect human activities. The most advanced information regarding the molecular mechanisms of action of major groups of toxins is presented, to frame for the description of toxic responses found in living systems exposed to microalgal toxins. Accounts of the recognized environmental effects of harmful algal blooms and the existing therapeutic applications of some toxins have been included.

The picture is completed by the description of current initiatives to manage the risks posed by toxic microalgae, including strategies for the detoxification of contaminated seafood and the efforts to use most advanced informatic tools for the development of models for robust predictions regarding the appearance and the dynamics of harmful algal blooms. The complexity of risk management in the field is presented from a global perspective by highlighting major issues approached in world regions whose economic importance with regard to the production and commercialization of seafood is undeniable.

Table of Contents

Molecular Mechanisms and Modes of Action of Microalgal Toxins

The Mechanism of Action Of Microalgal Toxins Interacting with NaV and KV Channels

Pharmacological Actions of Palytoxin

Molecular Mechanisms of Maitotoxin Action

The Mechanisms of Action of Domoic Acid: From Pathology to Physiology

Cyclic Imine Neurotoxins Acting on Muscarinic and Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors

Molecular Bases of Effects of Azaspiracids and Yessotoxins

Proteomic Tools to Elucidate the Molecular Action of Micro‐Algal Toxins

Impact of Toxic Microalgae and Microalgal Toxins on Biological Systems

Domoic Acid: Biological Effects and Health Implications

Toxicity of Okadaic Acid/Dinophysistoxins and Microcystins on Biological Systems

Toxicity of Cyclic Imines

Clinical Applications of Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning Toxins

Toxicology of Ciguatoxins

Toxicity of Palytoxins: From Cellular to Organism Level Responses

Effects of Toxic Microalgae on Marine Organisms

Management of Risks Posed by Toxic Microalgae and Microalgal Toxins

Phycotoxins: Seafood Contamination, Detoxification and Processing

Coupled Nature‐Human (CNH) Systems: Generic Aspects of Human Interactions with Blooms of Florida Red Tide (Karenia brevis) and Implications for Policy Responses

Modeling of Harmful Algal Blooms: Advances in the Last Decade

Challenging Times for the Detection of Marine Biotoxins in the EU

Risk Management of Marine Algal Toxins in China

Some Models of Risk Management Posed by Toxic Microalgae and Microalgal Toxins in Africa

International Initiatives to Assess and Manage the Risk of Biotoxins in Bivalve Molluscs

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Marine Biology