Special Issue "Microbiome Gut Brain Axis"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2018)
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 role of gut microbial ecosystem in host health and dysbiosis (e.g., gastrointestinal diseases, obesity, cardiovascular diseases, and infection) and host immune system has been widely reported in the last decade. However, the gut microbiota also influences other aspects of human physiology, such as the Microbiome–Gut–Brain axis. The function of the gut microbiome and the bidirectional communication between the gastrointestinal (GI) tract and the brain has only recently been recognized in health and disease. In fact, disruption of the gut–brain axis and its composition is now under investigation in a number of neurological diseases and other issues related to mental health, mental well-being, neurological development, depression, and anxiety. This Special Issue broadly covers interactions between gut microbes, the GI tract, endocrine system, enteric nervous system, immune system, and the central nervous system.
Prof. Carl Gordon Johnston
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Gut microbiome
- Gastrointestinal tract
- Central nervous system
- Enteric nervous system