Special Issue "Effects of Environmental Exposure on Host and Microbial Metabolism"

A special issue of Metabolites (ISSN 2218-1989). This special issue belongs to the section "Microbiology and Ecological Metabolomics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2023 | Viewed by 166

Special Issue Editors

School of Marine Sciences, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, Nanjing 210044, China
Interests: metabolomics; lipidomics; stable isotope tracing; gut microbiota; multi-omics; environmental toxicology; alcohol-related liver disease
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Department of Environmental Health, Zhejiang Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Hangzhou 310052, China
Interests: environmental toxicology; gut microbiota; metabolomics
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Trillions of microorganisms are living in our gastrointestinal tract known as the gut microbiota, which plays an essential role in human health and diseases. The gut microbiota could be affected by many factors, including environmental exposure. Disruptions of the gut microbiota through environmental exposure may exert adverse effects on human health through the microbial metabolites or the gut microbiota–host co-metabolism. Metabolomics applied to exposure studies offers a great opportunity to study the mechanisms of environment-driven diseases as well as to facilitate exposure risk assessments in human cohorts. This Special Issue of Metabolites is devoted to publishing current advances on the adverse effects of environmental exposure on the host and gut microbial metabolism. Topics that will be covered include but are not limited to studies on the metabolomics or lipidomics analysis of host and microbial responses to various environmental contaminants such as pesticides, heavy metals, microplastics, etc.; multi-omics analysis to reveal the mechanisms of environmental diseases, such as transcriptomics and metagenomics; and exposure risk assessment in human populations.

Dr. Bei Gao
Dr. Pengcheng Tu
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • environmental toxicants
  • xenobiotics
  • gut microbiota
  • gut microbiome
  • multi-omics
  • microbial metabolites
  • microbial products
  • lipidomics
  • exposure assessment

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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