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Recent Advances and Future Perspective in Microbiota and Probiotics


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1Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan

2CERELA-CONICET, Tucuman, Argentina

3Institute of Experimental Medicine, Saint Petersburg, Russia

4International Science and Technology Center (ISTC), Moscow, Russia

5IPLA-CSIC, Vilaviciosa, Spain


Recent Advances and Future Perspective in Microbiota and Probiotics

Description

Recent studies have highlighted the critical role of intestinal microbes in health. The various bacterial communities in the gut have many functions including metabolic, barrier effect and trophic and immunological functions. In addition, there is a growing body of evidence to support the potential use of probiotics in the prevention and treatment of various human and animal diseases. Numerous studies including different probiotic strains have been performed in humans and animal models to investigate their beneficial effects. Overall, there is encouraging evidence that specific probiotic strains are valuable in the prevention and treatment of different diseases and their successful application is related to the better understanding of the cellular and molecular mechanisms of probiotic action.

In this special issue, authors will focus on microbiota, their effect on gut health, and the consequences of their alterations. In addition, expert international authors will describe the most recent cutting-edge research in the use of probiotics and their bioactive compounds to prevent and improve different health disorders. We are interested in articles that explore aspects of microbiota and probiotic actions in humans and also in animals. We invite authors to submit original research and review articles that seek to advance in the understanding of commensal microorganisms or probiotics’ actions as well as novel applications of probiotics.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Novel findings regarding the role of the microbiota ingut health
  • Advances in the understanding of the molecular mechanisms involved in commensal microorganisms interactions with the host
  • Use of probiotics in the prevention and improvement of inflammatory, infectious, atopic diseases and cancer
  • Advances in the understanding of the cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in probiotics’ action
  • Novel applications of probiotics
  • Identifying biomarkers of probiotic activity
  • New cellular and animal models to test and understand probiotics’ actions

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 275631
  • - Editorial

Recent Advances and Future Perspective in Microbiota and Probiotics

Haruki Kitazawa | Susana Alvarez | ... | Borja Sánchez
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 162398
  • - Research Article

Intrinsic Immunomodulatory Effects of Low-Digestible Carbohydrates Selectively Extend Their Anti-Inflammatory Prebiotic Potentials

Jérôme Breton | Coline Plé | ... | Benoit Foligné
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 347216
  • - Research Article

The Differential Proteome of the Probiotic Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM Grown on the Potential Prebiotic Cellobiose Shows Upregulation of Two β-Glycoside Hydrolases

Gabriella C. van Zanten | Nadja Sparding | ... | Susanne Jacobsen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 621709
  • - Research Article

Impact of a Complex Food Microbiota on Energy Metabolism in the Model Organism Caenorhabditis elegans

Elena Zanni | Chiara Laudenzi | ... | Chiara Devirgiliis
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 452757
  • - Research Article

The Effect of LAB as Probiotic Starter Culture and Green Tea Extract Addition on Dry Fermented Pork Loins Quality

Katarzyna Neffe-Skocińska | Danuta Jaworska | ... | Luiza Jachacz-Jówko
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 301053
  • - Research Article

The Probiotic Bifidobacterium breve B632 Inhibited the Growth of Enterobacteriaceae within Colicky Infant Microbiota Cultures

Marta Simone | Caterina Gozzoli | ... | Maddalena Rossi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 393598
  • - Research Article

Generation of Dipeptidyl Peptidase-IV-Inhibiting Peptides from β-Lactoglobulin Secreted by Lactococcus lactis

Suguru Shigemori | Kazushi Oshiro | ... | Takeshi Shimosato
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 206732
  • - Research Article

Amelioration of Colitis in Mouse Model by Exploring Antioxidative Potentials of an Indigenous Probiotic Strain of Lactobacillus fermentum Lf1

Ritu Chauhan | Aparna Sudhakaran Vasanthakumari | ... | Sunita Grover
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 213574
  • - Research Article

Potential Probiotic Escherichia coli 16 Harboring the Vitreoscilla Hemoglobin Gene Improves Gastrointestinal Tract Colonization and Ameliorates Carbon Tetrachloride Induced Hepatotoxicity in Rats

Prasant Kumar | Ayush V. Ranawade | Naresh G. Kumar
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 351204
  • - Research Article

Association of Levels of Antibodies from Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease with Extracellular Proteins of Food and Probiotic Bacteria

Arancha Hevia | Patricia López | ... | Borja Sánchez
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