Special Issue "Molecular Mechanisms of Bioactive Nutrients Promoting Health through Gut Microbiota"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2020.
Interests: antioxidants; phytochemicals; gut metabolites; gut microbiota; gut health
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It is becoming clear that human gut microbiota plays a critical role in human health. Depending on dietary intake and, consequently, nutrient availability within the gut, the human gut microbiota can produce either harmful metabolites that lead to human diseases or beneficial compounds that protect against host diseases. Abnormal gut microbiota can produce endotoxins which enhance chronic inflammation and metabolic disorders. Hence, a promising strategy to help manage colon health and host health is the modification of gut microbiota by bioactive food components to balance its composition. Bioactive components obtained from dietary sources can be designed and characterized to meet human nutritional and immunological needs as well as balance the gut microbiota. The goal of this Special Issue is to collect the latest research findings on the interrelationship among bioactive food components (such as phytochemicals and complex carbohydrates), gut microbiota, colon stem cells, and chronic metabolic diseases. The health benefits of small molecular phytochemicals and large biopolymer polysaccharides have been reported in different disciplines; however, it is not clear how gut microbiota metabolize these dietary phytochemicals and polymers, and how the resulting gut metabolites may further affect the gut microbial population, gut microbial metabolism, and colon stem cells.
Prof. Dr. Baojun Xu
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- Complex carbohydrates
- Bioactive nutrients
- Gut microbiota
- Molecular mechanisms
- Human health