Special Issue "Oral Microbiota in Health and Disease"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 July 2019
Assoc. Prof. Tomasz M. Karpiński
Head of Department of Medical Microbiology, Poznań University of Medical Sciences, Wieniawskiego 3, 61-712 Poznań, Poland
Interests: human oral microbiota; bacterial and viral pathogenesis; Probiotics; Bacterial proteins and toxins; antibiotics; microbial diagnostics
According to the Human Oral Microbiome Database (eHOMD), 770 microbial species have been detected in the human oral cavity. Unfortunately, our knowledge of pathogenicity is limited to dozens of oral species. Gram-positive Streptococcus, Actinomyces, and Lactobacillus, and Gram-negative anaerobes, e.g., Porphyromonas, Prevotella, Fusobacterium, and Eikenella, belong to the most important cultivable oral bacteria. These types have an impact on the development of diseases such as dental caries and periodontitis. New species are constantly being discovered, e.g., Johnsonii ignava or Cantonella morbi. About 40-50% of oral microorganisms are non-cultivable, and our knowledge of them is based on molecular research. Recently, Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technology has allowed us to determine the microbiota of human and animal oral ecosystems. Furthermore, molecular studies have enabled a better understanding of the composition of microbial communities by defining dominant members in the healthy oral cavity and in specific oral disorders. At the same time, basic research based on the cultivation of commensals and oral pathogens is still very important, since it provides information about microbial physiology, biochemistry, virulence, etc. For this Special Issue, we invite you to send contributions on aspects of oral microorganisms, both in health and disease.
Assoc. Prof. Tomasz M. Karpiński
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Microorganisms is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- oral microbiome
- oral microbial diversity
- oral probiotics
- virulence factors
- dental plaque
- dental caries
- periodontal diseases
- endodontic infections
- microbial diagnostics