Gut Microbiome in Health and Disease (2nd Edition)

A special issue of Biology (ISSN 2079-7737). This special issue belongs to the section "Microbiology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2024 | Viewed by 265

Special Issue Editors

College of Food Science and Technology, Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou 310014, China
Interests: probiotics; insulin resistance; obesity; gut microbiota; bile acids
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College of Biosystems Engineering and Food Science, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310058, China
Interests: bioactive peptides; fatty acids; hyperuricemia; metabolic syndrome; immune response; ‘gut-X’ axis
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

There is an increasing interest in elucidating how the gut microbiome modulates our physiology, both in health and disease. Recent technological advancements and expanded efforts have led to tremendous growth in our collective knowledge of the host microbiome. The purpose of this Special Issue is to collect what is known about the gut microbiome and how it is connected to the development of disease, and to identify the bacterial and biochemical targets. In addition, this Special Issue is also concerned with the nutrition–gut microbiome–physiology axis.

This Special Issue welcomes research papers and reviews that cover a wide range of topics, including food nutrition and the gut microbiome, as well as metabolite biomarkers and underlying mechanisms. We hope to expand upon what is currently known about the gut microbiota in this Special Issue by collecting cutting-edge findings in order to shed light on how the gut microbiome can control health and disease.

Dr. Hao Zhong
Prof. Dr. Fengqin Feng
Guest Editors

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  • gut microbiota
  • ‘gut-x’ axis
  • dysbiosis
  • food nutrition
  • metabolites
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • gut health
  • immunity

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Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission, see below for planned papers.

Planned Papers

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Title: Comparatives of probiotics materials on growth performance and gut microbiome in Broiler chickens between 7-and 35 days
Authors: Jin Young Jeong 1,*; Minji Kim 1; Yoo-Bhin Kim 1; Jung Park 2; Jaekyeong Song 1; Hwan Ku Kang 1; Nam-Geon Park 1
Affiliation: 1. Animal Nutrition and Physiology Division, National Institute of Animal Science, Wanju 55365, Korea
Abstract: Broiler cecal microbiota is an important for improving host health and its composition can be affected by various factors, such as diet, age, species, breed, regions, and environments. The objective of this study was to evaluate the impact of probiotics on cecal microbiota in broiler chicken at 7- and 35 d. The 16S rRNA gene amplicon sequencing of fecal microbiota was conducted from broiler divided into four groups: (1) control fed normal diet (2) B. subtilis (3) essential oil (4) B. velezensis. Firmicutes and Bacteroidota were the first and second most dominant phyla in all the samples, respectively. At the genus level, Romboutsia, Paeniclostridium, and Turicibacter were the most abundant in the B. substilis while Akkermansia, Bacteroides, and Monoglobus were the most abundant in the oregano oil group.

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