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Special Issue "Effects of Dietary Intake on Pancreas"
A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 October 2019.
Prof. Dr. Marco Falasca Website E-Mail
Metabolic Signalling Group, School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences | Faculty of Health Sciences. Curtin University, Perth, Australia
Interests: signal transduction, cancer invasion and metastasis in prostate, breast and pancreatic cancers; phosphoinositide signalling; PI3-kinase/PDK1 signalling pathway
The literature reports substantial evidence of the role of nutrition in pancreatic disease. Often this evidence is inconclusive due to confounding factors. Studies are needed to better clarify the interaction between dietary factors and pancreatic disease.
The pancreas is an organ of the digestive system with both endocrine and exocrine functions, which are involved in the control of blood sugar levels and metabolism within the body, and the digestion of substances by breaking down carbohydrates, proteins, and lipids in ingested food entering the duodenum from the stomach, respectively. Playing a vital role in the digestive system, it appears clear that the pancreas can be perturbed by dietary intake leading to pancreatic diseases. Nutritional status, nutraceuticals, active metabolites, pre and probiotics, additives, and preservatives can also have potential protective or harmful effects on pancreatic function and disease. The objective of this proposed Special Issue on “Effects of Dietary Intake on Pancreas” is to publish selected papers (reviews and/or clinical or experimental studies) dealing with specific aspects of nutrition that could play a role in pancreatic function, both in normal subjects and in patients with pancreatic disease. Moreover, we are also interested in the results of nutritional intervention for pancreatic cancer to understand the possible positive impact of nutrients in combination with the current therapies. This will pave the way for the development of novel nutritional intervention that can influence the survival rates and/or the quality of life of the patients.
Dr. Valerio Pazienza
Prof. Marco Falasca
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Nutrition, microbiota, and pancreatic disease
- Nutritional status
- The impact of nutrition of genes
- Nutrition integrative therapy
- Pancreatic cancer
- Prebiotics, probiotics, and postbiotics
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
- Gabriele Capurso
Email: [email protected]
Affiliation: Biliary Endoscopy and Endosonography Division, Pancreas Translational & Clinical Research Center, San Raffaele Scientific Institute IRCCS, Milan (Italy)
Tentative title: Nutritional status and exocrine pancreatic function and outcome in patients with advanced pancreatic cancer.
- Pazienza Valerio
Email: [email protected]
Affiliation: Gastroenterology Unit IRCCS “Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza” Hospital, San Giovanni Rotondo (FG) Italy.
Tentative title: High levels of prebiotic resistant starch in diet modulate gene expression and metabolomic profile in pancreatic cancer xenograft mice
- Marco Falasca
Email: [email protected]
Affiliation: Metabolic Signalling Group, School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences. Curtin University, Perth, Australia
Tentative title: Nutrients and the Pancreas: An Epigenetic Perspective