Special Issue "Host-Gut Microbiota Interactions"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2019
Prof. Dr. Carl Gordon Johnston
Department of Biological Sciences, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH 44555, USA
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Interests: human oral and gut microbiome; effects of probiotics & antibiotics; biodegradation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs); functional diversity of genes associated with pollutant degradation; water chemistry of riverine systems; tropical field ecology
The human gut is host to a complex ecosystem of microbes from all three evolutionary domains, spanning strict anaerobic bacteria and archaea, facultative anaerobic bacteria and fungi, as well as a plethora of phages and viruses. There is much recent scientific interest in the role of the gut microbial ecosystem in host health and dysbioses (gastrointestinal (GI) diseases, obesity, cardiovascular diseases, and infection), host gut-brain axis (mental health, mental well-being, neurological development, neurological diseases, depression, and anxiety), host immune system (development, function, antibody production, white blood cell levels and activities, and microbiocidal compound production) and intestinal permeability.
Also, host-induced effects on the gut microbiome (antibiotics, prebiotics, probiotics, nutrition, processed food, host stress, and fecal transplants) are also of interest in current studies. Modern tools, such as next generation sequencing and metagenomics, have provided a glimpse into the function of this microbiome. Yet, other aspects, including molecular signaling between the host-microbiome and ecological principles (e.g. disturbance and resilience) need to be taken into account. The broad spectrum of topics requires the participation of microbiologists, molecular biologists, ecologists, immunologists, physiologists, medical doctors, andbiochemists, among many other specialists.
Prof. Dr. Carl Gordon Johnston
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