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Tóth István


Dr. Tóth István

Department of Physiology and Biochemistry
Position: associate professor
Secretariat for International Study-Programs (English)
Position: coordinator (International Studies)
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Dr. István Tóth was born in Gyula, and, after finishing high school, he was admitted to the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at Szent István University. After an Erasmus scholarship, he received his DVM degree in 2010, then immediately joined to the Department of Physiology and Biochemistry, where he became involved in some interesting neuroendocrinological research projects. His PhD work focused on the asymmetrical regulation of hypothalamic processes, and he received his PhD degree in 2016.  In addition to his research activities, he also takes an active part in the teaching obligations of the Department of Physiology and Biochemistry. Besides teaching at practical courses and lectures, he plays an important role in coordinating all educational activities and participates in the course development of the department. Through his activities, he was able to participate in several international projects on education and curriculum development. In 2020, he finished the Veterinary manager postgraduate course at the University of Veterinary Medicine Budapest.

Scientific activity

  • central regulation of the neuroendocrine system
  • control of cellular metabolism, with special regard to the cell types of the central nervous system
  • examination of the functional asymmetry of the hypothalamus
  • methods of teaching and knowledge providing



Jobs Institution Name Position
2022- University of Veterinary Medicine Budapest, Department of Physiology and Biochemistry Associate Professor
2018-2021 University of Veterinary Medicine Budapest, Department of Physiology and Biochemistry Assistant Professor
2016- 2018 SZIE AOTK, Department of Physiology and Biochemistry Assistant professor
2013- 2015 SZIE AOTK, Department of Physiology and Biochemistry PhD student


Professional membership

Commission name Time Function
Hungarian Neuroscience Society (MITT) 2010- member
Hungarian Society for Animal Protection and Welfare (MÁÁT) 2011- member

Number of theses / TDK students so far




List of publications (Top10)

MTMT: 10032427


  1. Toth I., Kiss DS., Goszleth G., Bartha T., Frenyo VL., Naftolin F., Horvath TL., Zsarnovszky A.: Hypothalamic Sidedness in Mitochondrial Metabolism: New Perspectives, Reprod Sci. 21(12):1492-8, 2014. (IF: 2.230)
  2. Toth I., Kiss DS., Jocsak G., Somogyi V., Toronyi E., Bartha T., Frenyo VL., Horvath TL., Zsarnovszky A.: Estrogen- and Satiety State-Dependent Metabolic Lateralization in the Hypothalamus of Female Rats, PLoSONE, 10(9):e0137462, 2015. (IF: 3.234)
  3. Kiss DS., Toth I., Jocsak G., Sterczer A., Bartha T., Frenyo VL., Zsarnovszky A.: Preparation of purified perikaryal and synaptosomal mitochondrial fractions from relatively small hypothalamic brain samples, MethodsX, 3:417–429, 2016. (IF: 1.34)
  4. Jocsak G., Kiss DS., Toth I., Goszleth G., Bartha T., Frenyo LV., Horvath TL., Zsarnovszky A.: Comparison of Individual and Combined Effects of Four Endocrine Disruptors on Estrogen Receptor Beta Transcription in Cerebellar Cell Culture: The Modulatory Role of Estradiol and Triiodo-Thyronine, Int J Environ Res Public Health, 13(6). pii: E619. doi: 10.3390/ijerph13060619., 2016. (IF: 2.035)
  5. Zsarnovszky A., Kiss DS., Jocsak G., Nemeth G.; Toth I., Horvath TL.: Thyroid hormone- and estrogen receptor interactions with natural ligands and endocrine disruptors in the cerebellum, Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology, 48:23-36, 2018. (IF: 9.425)
  6. Kiss DS., Ioja E., Toth I., Barany Z., Jocsak G., Bartha T., Horvath TL., Zsarnovszky A.: Comparative analysis of zearalenone effects on thyroid receptor alpha (TRα) and beta (TRβ) expression in rat primary cerebellar cell cultures, International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 19(5). pii: E1440. doi: 10.3390/ijms19051440, 2018. (IF: 3.226)
  7. Toth I., Jocsak G., Szilasi A., Kiss DS., Barany Z., Bartha T., Mandoki M.: Állatorvostudományok oktatása a digitális korszakban (Teaching veterinary medicine in the digital age), Magyar Állatorvosok Lapja/Hungarian Veterinary Journal, 140(4):697-703, 2018. (IF: 0.185)
  8. Jocsak G., Ioja E, Kiss DS., Toth I., Barany Z., Bartha T., Frenyo VL., Zsarnovszky A.: Endocrine Disruptors Induced Distinct Expression of Thyroid and Estrogen Receptors in Rat versus Mouse Primary Cerebellar Cell Cultures, Brain Sci., 9(12), 359, 2019. (IF: 2.786)
  9. Kiss DS., Toth I., Jocsak G., Barha T., Frenyo VL., Barany Z., Horvath TL., Zsarnovszky A.: Metabolic lateralization in the hypothalamus of male rats related to reproductive and satiety states. Reprod Sci., DOI: 10.1007/s43032-019-00131-3, 2020. (IF: 2.559)
  10. Kiss DS., Toth I., Jocsak G., Barany Z., Barha T., Frenyo VL., Horvath TL., Zsarnovszky A..: Functional aspects of hypothalamic asymmetry. Brain Sci., 10(6),389, DOI: 10.3390/brainsci10060389, 2020. (IF: 3.332)