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Botulinum Toxin - Recent Topics and Applications

Suna Sabuncuoglu

Hacettepe University

In addition to teaching, Dr. Suna Sabuncuoglu holds different administrative positions and is on the editorial boards of several international journals. She is also a member of the Turkish Society of Toxicology and EUROTOX.


Botulinum Toxin Neurotoxin Clastridium Botolinum Acetyl Coline Serotype Metabolite Adverse Effect Cosmetic Use Natural Toxin Medicine Aging Aesthetic

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Botulinum toxin is a type of neurotoxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It has eight different serotypes: A, B, C1, C2, D, E, F, and G. Its main mechanism of action is blocking the release of acetylcholine which is one of the main neurotransmitters at the neuromuscular junction, causing muscle paralysis. Botulinum toxins have significant therapeutic effects in different pathological conditions including cervical dystonia, glabellar facial lines, noninvasive facial aesthetic treatments, motor disorders in cerebral palsy, bruxism and temporomandibular disorders, axillary hyperhidrosis, and chronic migraine. It is also used in cosmetic purposes. Injectable and topical formulations are present for botulinum toxins in medical use, and are approved by the FDA. The cosmetological applications for botulinum toxins include correction of lines, creases and wrinkling all over the face, chin, neck and chest, to dermatological applications.

This book aims to contribute to the future use of botulinum toxin by providing useful, extensive, and detailed information on the topic.

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Date completed: August 31st 2021

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Suna Sabuncuoglu

Hacettepe University

Dr. Suna Sabuncuoglu graduated from Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Hacettepe, Turkey. She worked as a PhD student at the International Agency for Research on Cancer, Molecular Carcinogenesis Laboratory, and finished her PhD studies on Pharmaceutical Toxicology. She also had a postdoc position at the Department of Chemotherapy and Virology, Rega Institute, The Catholic University of Leuven. She is currently working as an associate professor of Pharmaceutical Toxicology at the Department of Toxicology, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Hacettepe, Turkey. In addition to teaching, Dr. Sabuncuoglu has different administrative positions and is in the editorial boards of several international journals.

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