Special Issue "Probiotics for Next Generations"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2022.
Interests: probiotics; immunobiotics; food immunology; feed immunology; mucosal immunology; inflammation
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Interests: lactic acid bacteria; mucosal immune system; antiviral immunity; pattern recognition receptors; probiotics; immunobiotics; functional genomics
Classically, the science of microbiology has focused its efforts on the in-depth study of pathogenic microorganisms that pose a health hazard to humankind or animals. However, advances in microbiology and in the disciplines that support it—such as immunology, molecular biology, and genomics—have allowed for the discovery and study of a group of microorganisms that are key actors in the maintenance of health and wellbeing of men and animals. Multidisciplinary in-depth research has provided the scientific basis for the use of these beneficial microbes for the prevention of infections, cancer development, or in the treatment of inflammatory diseases. Most of the beneficial microorganisms currently studied and used to promote health belong to the genera Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium, and have been isolated mainly from dairy products or intestinal microbiota. However, in recent years, new potentially beneficial microbes have begun to emerge because of our better understanding of the composition and function of man and animal microbiota and the revaluation of autochthonous food and feed sources found only in some regions of the world. In this sense, new strains of Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium coming from unique environments as well as microorganisms of other genera isolated from the dominant members of the microbiota from different mucosal and non-mucosal tissues now appear as beneficial microbe candidates. These microorganisms, with new or improved functional and biotechnological properties, could be used for the development of probiotic products for the coming generations.
We invite you to submit original research papers to this Special Issue “Probiotics for the Next Generation” that will address the isolation of potential new beneficial microorganisms from autochthonous food and feed sources or from members of mucosal and non-mucosal tissues from men and animals, the study of their functional and biotechnological properties, and the evaluation of their cellular and molecular interactions with the host.
Dr. Haruki Kitazawa
Dr. Julio Villena
Manuscript Submission Information
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- autochthonous foods and feeds
- beneficial microbes