Special Issue "Probiotics and Their Metabolites"

A special issue of Biomolecules (ISSN 2218-273X). This special issue belongs to the section "Natural and Bio-inspired Molecules".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2022 | Viewed by 334

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Hary Razafindralambo
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Guest Editor
Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech, Liege University, Passage des déportés 2, B-5030 Gembloux, Belgium
Interests: Physical chemistry of Biological and Food systems; Prebiotic; Probiotic and Postbiotic Characterization and Applications; Synergy and Interaction Research; Biobased Compounds; Colloid and Interfacial Sciences; Formulation; Nutraceutics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Nowadays, probiotics are among the most investigated research topics, owing to their beneficial effects on human, animal, and plant species. These live microorganisms are able to promote host health against numerous old-known and more recent diseases. Their use as natural and safe functional ingredients is becoming essential and continuing to grow while covering a wider range of applications for food and non-food products. However, their optimal and expected performance is not always achieved without a profound understanding of their actions and interactions within various models. Competition for nutrients and adhesion sites facing pathogens, metabolite production, and immune system modulation are among the main mechanisms at the basis of their functionalities. Further efforts are therefore needed to increase our knowledge on probiotics, metabolite products, and microbe– metabolite–host interactions at the molecular level.

This special issue dedicated to these subjects is focused rather on biochemical, biophysical, bioengineering, and technological aspects than clinical trial analyses. Probiotic action modes and characterization in relation with the produced biomolecules responsible for anti-pathogens, adhesion capacity, biofilm formation and destruction, and interactions with the host will particularly be targeted. Original research articles, reviews, communications, perspectives, and opinions dedicated to the topic of probiotics and their metabolites will be welcome. The selected high-quality articles will help in making progress into the design and development of future probiotic products with better quality, properties, performance, and stability.

Prof. Dr. Hary Razafindralambo
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Probiotics
  • Metabolites
  • Functionality
  • Biochemical aspects
  • Biophysical aspects
  • Physicochemical approach
  • Molecular mechanism
  • Interaction
  • Synergy
  • Adhesion
  • Colonization
  • Stability
  • Prebiotics
  • Postbiotics
  • Synbiotics
  • Viability
  • Formulation
  • Rational design
  • Human health
  • Animal health
  • Plant health

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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