Special Issue "Food Ingredients with Antimicrobial and Anti-inflammatory Activity against Infection of Periodontal Pathogens"
A special issue of Pathogens (ISSN 2076-0817).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2023) | Viewed by 5527
Interests: periodontitis; food ingredient; antimicrobial activity; anti-inflammatory activity; fatty acid; peptide; amino acid; carbohydrate; vitamin; minerals; phytochemical; polyphenol
Periodontal disease, a worldwide health problem because of its high prevalence and incidence, is a destructive inflammatory disorder caused by the long-term infection with periodontal pathogenic bacteria. Not only the periodontitis eventually leads to the tooth loss but also it associated with a number of systemic diseases or complications, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, Alzheimer disease, osteoporosis and preterm low birth weight. Control of the oral biofilm is a key to prevent and treat the periodontitis. Currently, chemical compounds such as antibiotics or medicated rinses have been used for control of the oral microbes. However, the chemicals have risks for the development of drug-resistant bacteria and adverse effects. In recent years, natural products and functional ingredients involved in them have been highlighted on antimicrobial and/or anti-inflammatory activities for potential prophylactic or therapeutic agents against periodontal infection. In particular, many reports showed that plant-derived food ingredients such as tea catechin and berry flavonoids have antibacterial activity against the pathogenic bacteria of periodontal disease. Compared to chemicals, food ingredients originated from food we ingest daily or for long time are basically safer and appear promising for future oral hygiene.
In this special issue, food ingredients including fatty acids, peptides, amino acids, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals are focused on antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory activities against infection of periodontal pathogens. The aim of this issue is to provide the latest researches on food ingredients with antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory activities against infection of periodontal pathogens. Both original research and review articles will be accepted. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following areas:
(1) novel food ingredients with antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory activity
(2) novel activity of well-known food ingredients
(3) the mechanism of antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory activity by food ingredients
Prof. Dr. Shigeki Kamitani
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- Food ingredient
- Antimicrobial activity
- Anti-inflammatory activity
- Fatty acid
- Amino acid