Special Issue "Nutrigenomics and Biological Rhythms: Impact on Human Health"

A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643). This special issue belongs to the section "Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 November 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Anna Arola-Arnal
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Nutrigenomics Research Group, Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, 43007 Tarragona, Spain
Interests: polyphenols; bioavailability; animal models; nutrigenomics; microRNAs; metabolic syndrome; HPLC-MS; biological rhythms; chrononutrition
Dr. Manuel Suárez Recio
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Nutrigenomics Research Group, Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, 43007 Tarragona, Spain
Interests: metabolic syndrome; nutrigenomic; HPLC-MS; animal models; metabolomics; polyphenols; bioavailability; phenol characterization; functional food; bioactive compounds
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Dear Colleagues,

Organisms exhibit biological rhythms to adapt to the environment, such as daily and seasonal light changes. Biological rhythms, which include circadian and circannual rhythms, are closely related to metabolism and health status. For example, it is known that blood pressure, circulating levels of leptin, prolactin and insulin response varies according to season. Actually, alterations of the rhythms, such as shift work or social jetlag, are linked to metabolic disorders. Therefore, in order to maintain optimal health, it is necessary to keep rhythms under control. In this sense, the intake of nutrients can modulate biological rhythms. Moreover, in recent years, the relation of nutrition and rhythms has been clearly stated. For instance, the activity of bioactive compounds or nutrients from the diet is dependent on the intake time.

Within this framework, nutrigenomics play a crucial role in evaluating the impact of food or their components on the regulation of biological rhythms and their metabolic consequences. In this Special Issue, we welcome cross-sectional animal or human studies that evaluate the molecular mechanisms that explain the relationship between nutrition and biological rhythms and their impact on health.

Dr. Anna Arola-Arnal
Dr. Manuel Suárez Recio
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • Clock genes
  • Bioactive compounds
  • Circannual rhythms
  • Circadian rhythms
  • Metabolic diseases

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Seasonal Consumption of Cherries from Different Origins Affects Metabolic Markers and Gene Expression of Lipogenic Enzymes in Rat Liver: A Preliminary Study
Nutrients 2021, 13(10), 3643; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13103643 - 18 Oct 2021
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The phytochemical composition of fruits, especially polyphenols, depends on the environmental conditions under which these fruits are cultivated and the agronomic practices followed. Therefore, the consumption of fruits from different origins, with different polyphenol signatures, could have differential effects on health. In addition, [...] Read more.
The phytochemical composition of fruits, especially polyphenols, depends on the environmental conditions under which these fruits are cultivated and the agronomic practices followed. Therefore, the consumption of fruits from different origins, with different polyphenol signatures, could have differential effects on health. In addition, recent studies have shown that variation in the biological rhythms due to changes in the photoperiod in the different seasons differentially affect the metabolism in animal models, thus conditioning their response to food consumption. Considering all, this article evaluates the effects of consumption of sweet cherry from different sources, local (LC) and non-local (nLC), on plasma metabolic parameters and the gene expression of key enzymes of lipid metabolism in Fischer 344 rats under photoperiods simulating different seasons. Animals were classified into three photoperiods (L6, L12 and L18) and three treatments (LC, nLC and VH). Both the photoperiod and the treatments significantly affected the evaluated parameters. An effect of the photoperiod on triacylglycerides, non-esterified fatty acids and the mRNA concentration of crucial enzymes from the hepatic lipid metabolism was observed. Furthermore, the consumption of fruit in L12 lowered blood glucose, while the different treatments affected the hepatic expression of genes related with lipidic enzymes. Full article
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Title: Seasonal consumption of cherries from different origins affects metabolic markers and gene expression of liver lipogenic enzymes
Authors: Ruiz de Azua, Ma.Josefina; Cruz-Carrión, Álvaro; Muguerza, Begoña; Arola-Arnal, Anna; Suárez, Manuel
Affiliation: Affiliation: Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Nutrigenomics Research group, C/Marcel.lí Domingo 1, 43007 Tarragona, Spain

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