Special Issue "Skin-Gut-Breast Microbiota Axes"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2020).
Interests: prosthetic and joint infections; biofilm implant related infections; osteomyelitis; diagnosis for bone-joint infections; markers of bone infections; implant antibacterial coating; antimicrobial devices
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The microbial community of the human gastrointestinal tract is unique for each individual and contributes to maturation of the host immune system and is important in maintaining human health. Numerous factors which are able to alter the microbiota composition exist: The use of broad-spectrum antibiotics or extreme diets perturb the gut microbiota, and it may take weeks, months, even years, for it to return to its pre-exposure state. Modern infants, in particular those delivered by cesarean section and fed with milk powder formula, may lack sufficient stimulation of the mucosal immune system and are predisposed to develop chronic inflammations. Skin microflora can play a pivotal role in non-infectious skin diseases, such as atopic dermatitis, rosacea, psoriasis, and acne. The skin microbiome is an active field where we continue to find new relationships between skin-gut microbiota and skin diseases. Emerging evidence arising from interdisciplinary research supports the occurrence of communication axes between organs, such as the breast-gut or gut-skin axis. They are often employed in response to stress challenges and to neurogenic organ inflammation as well. With this Special Issue, we would like to introduce a new microbiota communication between organs and encourage researchers to publish evidence which amalgamates this concept into a new, unifying model, such as the Skin-Gut-Breast axis.
Prof. Dr. Lorenzo Drago
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- microbiota axes
- skin-gut microbiota
- breast-gut microbiota
- skin-breast-gut microbiota homeostasis
- microbiota skin diseases
- microbiota gut diseases