Special Issue "Beta-Glucan in Foods and Health Benefits"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 July 2021.
Interests: dietary fiber; whole-grain cereals; metabolic syndrome-related markers; colonic fermentation; microbiota; β-glucan; arabinoxylan
Interests: medicinal mushrooms; deep seated Mycosis (Candidiasis, Aspergillosis); structure function; relationship of beta-glucan; innate immunity; anti-beta-glucan antibody
This Special Issue on “β-Glucan in Food and Health Benefits” deals with the health benefits of indigestible carbohydrates with respect to metabolic diseases and immune functions. The effects of β-glucan are usually investigated in isolated preparations as supplements, or as a natural dietary fiber included in whole-grain cereals and brans, yeasts, mushrooms, seaweeds, and so on. The issue addresses both physiological effects linked to mechanisms related to colonic fermentation of β-glucan, involving the effects of colonic fermentation-derived metabolites on metabolic diseases and immune functions.
This Special Issue welcomes original research articles based on human intervention studies, addressing the effects of β-glucan on metabolic diseases and immune functions related markers, as well as in vitro and in vivo studies. It also welcomes reviews of the health benefits of β-glucan in humans.
Prof. Seiichiro Aoe
Prof. Tatsuya Morita
Prof. Naohito Ohno
Manuscript Submission Information
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- whole-grain cereals barley
- colonic fermentation
- metabolic diseases
- immune function