Probiotics, Prebiotics and Postbiotics in Human Health
Nearly half a millennium ago science took a great leap forward with the discovery of microbes. Some microbes are important for our health. Probiotics are beneficial microorganisms in human body that keeps us healthy by improving metabolism, supporting immune function and controlling inflammation; prebiotics are compounds in food that increases the growth and functional activity of probiotics; and, postbiotics are metabolites of probiotics providing physiological benefits to the host.
Nowadays, tremendous and rapid evolution of research technologies impacted enormously on our understanding in how probiotics, prebiotics and postbiotics affect our health. Next generation sequencing, functional meta-omics approaches, human trials, animal models and in vitro systems help broaden and deepen our knowledge in the mechanisms underlying host-microbe interactions, leading to development of probiotic, prebiotic and postbiotic products such as dairy and dietary ingredients to improve heath.
In this Topic, we welcome innovative and high quality research articles, as well as review articles with fresh opinions with a focus on probiotics, prebiotics and postbiotics in host health and disease, related but not limited to the aspects of gut microbiome, host functions, model systems, microbial ecology, the use of -omic and meta-omic technologies and bioinformatics approaches.
Dr. Leyuan Li
Prof. Dr. Malgorzata Muc-Wierzgon
Dr. Sandra Martin-Pelaez
- dairy product
- dietary fiber
- fermented food
- functional food
- microbial ecology
- metabolic syndrome
- immune system
- experimental models
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|5.2||5.8||2012||15.9 Days||CHF 2900|
|2.4||2.0||2014||16 Days||CHF 2400|
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