Special Issue "Advances in Human Microbiome"
A special issue of Journal of Clinical Medicine (ISSN 2077-0383).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2016)
What is it to be human…is the new paradigm shift in biomedical research that highlights the beginning of the 21st century. In this respect the Human Microbiome Project began to elucidate the relationships that exist between the bacteria that live on and within humans and the human host. The microbiome especially defines the ecological communities of commensal, symbiotic and pathobiont (potentially pathogenic) microbial communities that co-exist in the human body space. Most micro-organisms have been almost totally ignored as determinants of health and consequently as a collective especially in the gastrointestinal tract were deemed to consist of a collection of toxic substances. Through the extended view of self, humans can now be regarded as a symbiotic organism that is very much composed of an ensemble of human and non-human cells (and their genetic signatures) that constitute the human body. The human microbiome has co-evolved in a mutually beneficial and influential relationship with that of a plethora of bacterial communities. Microbial interactions provide the human host with physiological, metabolic and immune capacities in exchange for nutrients. Moreover as an example and especially in the gastrointestinal tract the microbial cohort provides a beneficial profile of metabolic and immunological tolerance.
Prof. Dr. Luis Vitetta
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- human microbiome
- metabolic and immunological tolerance
- host-microbe co-evolutionary signals