Special Issue "Host–Microbe Interactions in Animal/Human Health and Disease"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2021).
Interests: host–pathogen interaction; gut health; kinome; cellular signaling; agriculture
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The significant impact that infectious microbes have on animal and human health has been well-known and studied for hundreds of years. More recently, research has shown that there is intricate cross-talk between microbes (both beneficial and pathogenic) and the host, and just how sophisticated microbes are at interacting with the host and host immune system. We are continually discovering new ways that microbes influence the host; examples include direct immunological activation, redirection of metabolism, production of host-specific kinases altering cellular signal transduction, or the production of exosomes carrying genetic material to other cells. This host–microbe interaction can span effects as intricate as parasites altering the behavior of mice for uptake into cats to species of Mycobacterium subverting the immune system to grow inside macrophages. In addition, interest and research into the host microbiota’s seemingly innumerable effects on host health have exploded, but the direct cross-talk between the microbiota and the host is still understudied. The evolutionary dance that microbes and their animal hosts are engaged in, and how this biological arms race is run, is of critical importance to understanding microbe effects. I invite you to submit manuscripts to this Special Issue entitled “Host–Microbe Interactions in Animal/Human Health and Disease.” This edition has been established to highlight your work on the interplay of microbes and host, in its variety of facets.
Dr. Ryan J. Arsenault
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Host response
- gut health
- molecular response