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Special Issue "Gastrointestinal Microbiota and Gut Barrier Impact Human Health and Disease"
A special issue of Microorganisms (ISSN 2076-2607). This special issue belongs to the section "Gut Microbiota".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 February 2022) | Viewed by 80636
Special Issue Editor
2. UOC Nutrizione Clinica, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario Agostino Gemelli IRCCS, 00168 Roma, Italy
Interests: perioperative nutrition; ERAS (Enhanced Recovery After Surgery) programs; nutrition in cancer patients; disease-related malnutrition; gut microbiota and diet; sports nutrition
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Special Issue Information
Recent observational and intervention studies indicate that the gut microbiota, which is the community of microorganisms living in the gastrointestinal tract and a component of the gut barrier, is one of the key regulators of many physiological processes and pathological conditions of the human body.
As we know, physiological conditions (pregnancy, delivery, weaning, aging, etc.) and several interventions may modify the complex interaction between gut-inhabitant flora (microbes, viruses, fungi, etc.) and the gut barrier in health and disease, like dietary regimens and diet components, the administration of drugs (particularly antibiotics), and recently, fecal microbiota transplantation, coadjuvant therapy in life-threatening infectious conditions.
I kindly invite you to contribute to this Special Issue in Microorganisms, aiming to broadly cover gut microbiota/gut barrier interactions in maintaining health, and to outline their possible role in inflammatory, autoimmune, oncological, and neurodegenerative diseases.
Dr. Maria Cristina Mele
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- gut microbiota
- gut barrier
- neurodegenerative diseases
- autoimmune diseases