Special Issue "Interactions between Dietary Flavonoids and Gut Microbiota: Functional Outcomes"

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A special issue of Antioxidants (ISSN 2076-3921).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2014

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Jeffrey B. Blumberg
Jean Mayer USDA, Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University, 711 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111, USA
Website: http://hnrca.tufts.edu/people/scientists/a-j/jeffrey-b-blumberg-ph-d/
E-Mail: jeffrey.blumberg@tufts.edu
Phone: +1 617 556 3334
Fax: +1 617 556 3344
Interests: dietary antioxidants; chronic disease prevention

Guest Editor
Dr. C.-Y. Oliver Chen
Jean Mayer USDA, Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University, 711 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111, USA
Website: http://hnrca.tufts.edu/people/scientists/a-j/chung-yen-oliver-chen-ph-d/
E-Mail: oliver.chen@tufts.edu
Phone: +1 617 556 3128
Fax: +1 617 556 3344
Interests: dietary phytochemicals and inflammation; oxidative stress; glucoregulation

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues.

Flavonoids are secondary plant metabolites and are ubiquitous in plant foods. After consumption, flavonoids influence numerous metabolic and signaling pathways involved in the initiation and/or progression of chronic diseases. The human gut is densely populated with commensal and symbiotic microbiota, with the majority of the constituent microbes being bacteria. Gut microbiota have been implicated in developmental, immunological, and nutritional function of the host and, thus, appear to have a profound impact on human health beyond the fermentation of non-digestible food compounds. The microbiota composition of healthy people differs from that of patients with obesity, diabetes mellitus, and other chronic diseases. Ingested flavonoids are mostly transferred to the lower gut where they are subject to gut microbiota-mediated metabolism. Elucidating the metabolic fate of dietary flavonoids in the lower gut and related interactions between flavonoids and microbiota will contribute to our understanding of their impact on human health and the application of this knowledge to revising dietary guidelines and developing novel functional foods. The aim of this special issue is to cover and expand upon the following issues:

  • Interactions between flavonoids and gut microbiota and their impact on health; in particular through research approaches employing high-throughput metagenomic, metatranscriptomic, and metabolomic methods
  • The use and strengths, and limitations of various experimental approaches, including inĀ vitro gut models, human microbiota-associated animal studies, and human intervention trials in helping to unravel the mechanisms and consequences of interactions between flavonoids and gut microbiota
  • To elucidate the impact of individual genetic, inflammatory, pathophysiological, and/or dietary factors on the interaction between flavonoids and gut microbiota

Prof. Dr. Jeffrey B. Blumberg
Dr. C.-Y. Oliver Chen
Guest Editors

Submission

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Antioxidants is an international peer-reviewed Open Access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. For the first couple of issues the Article Processing Charge (APC) will be waived for well-prepared manuscripts. English correction and/or formatting fees of 250 CHF (Swiss Francs) will be charged in certain cases for those articles accepted for publication that require extensive additional formatting and/or English corrections.

Keywords

  • flavonoids
  • gut microbiota
  • metagenomic
  • metabolomic
  • chronic disease
  • inflammation
  • antioxidation
  • intestinal integrity
  • immunity

Published Papers

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Last update: 3 July 2014

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