Special Issue "Health Benefits of Traditional and Next Generation Probiotics"
A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2019).
Interests: intestinal microbiota; host–microbe interactions; probiotics; lactic acid bacteria; genomics; host immunity and metabolism
Interests: lactic acid bacteria; genomics; genetics; probiotics; host–microbe interaction; cell envelope components; food fermentation; anaerobic fermentation
Traditionally, lactic acid bacteria isolated from the human gut have been employed as probiotics. These probiotics have been reported to elicit health improvements in a variety of clinical trials that targeted a variety of health benefit areas. However, for many of these health benefit areas, the scientific evidence for probiotic benefits is limited and in some cases inconsistent between individual studies. Moreover, the rationale behind the application of lactic acid bacteria is typically driven by their safety for consumption rather than by their association with a healthy intestinal microbiome. In the current metagenomics era, other—typically anaerobic—genera have been associated with host health and disease, which stimulated the isolation, characterization, and production of these health-associated microbes that are commonly referred to as second-generation probiotics. This Special Issue aims to cover the current status and future potential of both traditional and second-generation probiotics.
Prof. Dr. Michiel Kleerebezem
Dr. Peter Bron
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- gastrointestinal microbiota
- health-promoting microbes
- anaerobic fermentation