Special Issue "The Expanding World of Prebiotics and Probiotics: Enter the Post-Biotics"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Stefano Guandalini
Guest Editor
Department of Pediatrics, University of Chicago Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA
Interests: Celiac Disease, Probiotics
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Much progress has been made over the past several years in the field of pre- and probiotics, and in spite of some occasional skeptical feedback, probiotics in particular continue to advance in showing many unexpected properties (regarding their effects on mental status, pain resistance, etc.) and clinical efficacy.

In parallel to this, the relatively new field of post-biotics, defined as non-viable bacterial products or metabolic by-products from probiotic microorganisms that have biological activity in the host, is rapidly gaining momentum.

This Special Issue will focus on a wide range of aspects of postbiotics, from basic science to translational science and clinical application. As a result, we expect this to be a state-of-the-art update on all aspects of postbiotics that will be useful for scientists as well as practicing physicians.

Prof. Stefano Guandalini
Guest Editor

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.

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  • Postbiotics
  • Probiotics
  • Prebiotics
  • Microbiome

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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