American Journal of BioScience

Special Issue

Recent Trends in Experimental Toxicology

  • Submission Deadline: 30 March 2016
  • Status: Submission Closed
  • Lead Guest Editor: Zorawar Singh
About This Special Issue
Toxicology deals with the adverse effects of chemicals on the health of animals including humans. Understanding the mechanisms of toxicity and analyzing the data of toxins for risk estimation will help to improve the working methods and lifestyles of humans. Chemicals and metals having considerable toxic effects should be checked for their toxicity on different animal models. With an international scope, the aim of the American Journal of BioScience is to timely publish scholarly articles with rigorous reviewing procedures. This special issue on ‘Recent Trends in Experimental Toxicology’ invites original research papers that comprehensively cover studies on functional and structural aspects in toxicology. The principal aim of this special issue is to provide a platform to all the toxicologists to share their experimental designs and newest scientific advancements in the field of toxicology. This issue will cover all the diverse chemical hazards encountered in the natural environment and occupational setups. It will help to understand the practical aspects of these hazards in a better way.

In addition to original research papers, detailed in-depth reviews and mini-reviews are also invited on different aspects of experimental toxicology. Aims and Scope

Contributions in the form of original research papers, detailed reviews or mini-reviews are invited in the following specialized fields:

1. Animal toxicology
2. Human toxicology
3. Environmental toxicology
4. Toxicogenomics
Lead Guest Editor
  • Zorawar Singh

    Department of Zoology, Khalsa College, Amritsar, India

Guest Editors
  • Swarndeep Singh Hundal

    Department of Zoology, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, India

  • Suman Sharma

    Department of Zoology and Environmental Sciences, Punjabi University, Patiala, India

  • Pooja Chadha

    Department of Zoology, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, India

Published Articles
  • Effect of Dietary Habits and Socio-economic Status on Menstrual Disorders among Young Females

    Jasjit Kaur Randhawa , Kapila Mahajan , Manbir Kaur , Arti Gupta

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 3-1, May 2016
    Pages: 19-22
    Received: 26 March 2016
    Accepted: 1 June 2016
    Published: 30 June 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajbio.s.2016040301.14
    Abstract: Menstruation is very important phase of reproductive cycle which involves many hormonal changes. Hormone production is known to be affected by diet. Poor nutrition in female diet can affect menstrual cycle and lead to menstrual disorders and pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS). A cross-sectional study was undertaken to analyze the association of dietary h... Show More
  • Toxic Effects of Organochlorine Pesticides: A Review

    Zorawar Singh , Jasminder Kaur , Ravneet Kaur , Swarndeep Singh Hundal

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 3-1, May 2016
    Pages: 11-18
    Received: 25 October 2015
    Accepted: 23 November 2015
    Published: 14 March 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajbio.s.2016040301.13
    Abstract: This study is aimed at compiling the toxicological aspects of organochlorine compounds (OCCs) including pesticides among different animal models. Tests on animal species like Mean Probable Effect Concentration Quotient (PEC-Q) test, DNA repair assays and histopathological examinations have shown positive results for the toxicity of organochlorine p... Show More
  • Nephrotoxic Effects of Arsenic in Albino Mice

    Suman Sharma , Anjali Singh Gill , Zorawar Singh , Charanjit Kaur , P. Vijaya

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 3-1, May 2016
    Pages: 1-4
    Received: 24 November 2015
    Accepted: 3 January 2016
    Published: 23 February 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajbio.s.2016040301.11
    Abstract: Arsenic is an ubiquitous element in the environment. In the present study we investigated the effects of arsenic trioxide (AsIII) on lipid peroxidation and on the activity of antioxidant enzymes in the kidney of albino mice. Albino mice were divided into three groups. Group I were kept as control. Group II were administrated an oral dose of arsenic... Show More
  • Toxicity of Leaf Extracts of Ricinus communis L. (Euphorbiaceace) Against the Third Instar Larvae of Musca domestica L. (Diptera: Muscidae)

    Amandeep Singh , Jasneet Kaur

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 3-1, May 2016
    Pages: 5-10
    Received: 24 December 2015
    Accepted: 19 January 2016
    Published: 23 February 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajbio.s.2016040301.12
    Abstract: The housefly, Musca domestica is a ubiquitous insect that has potential to spread wide variety of pathogens to humans and livestock animals leading to diseases and huge economic losses in developing countries. Flies have resisted human attempts to control them since antiquity and the problem of fly resistance to synthetic insecticides had resulted ... Show More