Novel Findings and Insights into Dietary Proteins and Bioactive Peptides in Gastrointestinal Disease

A special issue of Gastrointestinal Disorders (ISSN 2624-5647).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2022) | Viewed by 410

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Instituto de Investigación en Ciencias de la Alimentación (CIAL), Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC). c/ Nicolás Cabrera 9, 28049 Madrid, Spain
Interests: bioactive peptides; food proteins; multifuncionality; digestion; bioavailability; inflammation-associated diseases; chemopreventive activity; peptidomics; antioxidant activity
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Hospital Universitario de La Princesa, Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria Princesa (IIS-IP), Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Enfermedades Hepáticas y Digestivas (CIBERehd), Madrid, Spain
Interests: bioactive peptides; food proteins; bioactivity; inflammatory bowel disease; biologics; intestinal mucosa; immunomodulation; digestion; gastrointestinal health; chronic diseases
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The gastrointestinal tract represents the main interface for the interaction between dietary compounds and the organism. Precise control of gastrointestinal barrier is essential to maintain digestive functions and mucosal homeostasis, while alterations on these key regulatory mechanisms may lead to gastrointestinal disorders such as celiac disease, food allergies or inflammatory bowel diseases, among others. Hence, diet is one of the main environmental factors influencing gastrointestinal disorders as it modulates both the gut microbiota and the mucosal immune system. Among dietary compounds, food proteins and released peptides have acquired recent importance as nutraceutical and active components in functional foods, due to their regulatory functions and health-promoting benefits.

This Special Issue aims to cover a selection of recent research papers, reviews, as well as perspectives in the role of dietary proteins and bioactive peptides operating against gastrointestinal diseases. In particular, this Special Issue will highlight not only manuscripts from animal and human trials focused on evaluating the ability of bioactive peptides to endorse digestive health and prevent gastrointestinal disorders, but also in vitro or ex vivo studies aimed at elucidating the potential molecular mechanisms underlying these health-promoting effects.

Dr. Blanca Hernández-Ledesma
Dr. Samuel Fernández-Tomé
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at 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. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short 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 thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Gastrointestinal Disorders is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1200 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • gastrointestinal disorders
  • food proteins
  • bioactive peptides
  • molecular mechanisms
  • antioxidative protection
  • anti-inflammatory activity
  • immunomodulatory effects
  • gut microbiota

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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