BioMed Research International

Functional Foods: Towards Improving Oral Health


Publishing date
15 Dec 2011
Status
Published
Submission deadline
15 Jun 2011

Lead Editor

1Department of Clinical Microbiology and Immunology, Sackler faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv University, Israel

2Department of Biology, University of Genova, Genova, Italy

3Division of Microbial Diseases, UCL Eastman Dental Institute, UK


Functional Foods: Towards Improving Oral Health

Description

Foods and beverages (functional foods) and their components that influence human microbial communities or treat microbial infections are now the focus of intensive research. This is due impart to the emergence of resistance in pathogens making some methods of treatment no longer as effective as they once were and indeed the realization that actively fostering healthy microbial communities may be way forward.

In particular, nutrition components aiming at improving oral hygiene have been of increasing interest. Understanding the underlying mechanisms through which the nutritional components act as well as their chemical identity should lead to the development of knowledgeable approaches to improve oral health.

We invite investigators to contribute original research and review articles, to a special issue of the Journal of Biotechnology and Biomedicine.

Articles that enrich our knowledge on food and beverages or their components that interact with oral microbial communities are requested. Specifically, we are interested in articles describing not only the fractionation and identification of compounds in functional foods, but also antimicrobial effects of such food components and their ability to affect bacterial properties linked to virulence, modulation of host response to bacteria, and clinical testing of foods or active fractions and components.

This special issue aims at capturing latest advances on different topics. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Antimicrobial activity
  • Antiadhesion activity (cooagregation, adhesion to host cells and/or hydroxyapatite)
  • Control of bacterial acid production
  • Control of biofilm formation and development
  • Influence on bacteria-induced host cell pro-/anti-inflammatory events
  • Modulation of proteolytic enzyme production
  • Chemical composition of functional food and beverages and identification of biologically active components
  • Mechanism of action
  • Clinical studies of functional foods or their active components

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jbb/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 618314
  • - Editorial

Functional Foods: Towards Improving Oral Health

Itzhak Ofek | Carla Pruzzo | David Spratt
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 510198
  • - Research Article

Evaluation of Plant and Fungal Extracts for Their Potential Antigingivitis and Anticaries Activity

D. A. Spratt | M. Daglia | ... | M. Wilson
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 217164
  • - Research Article

The Anticaries Effect of a Food Extract (Shiitake) in a Short-Term Clinical Study

Peter Lingström | Egija Zaura | ... | Michael Wilson
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 720692
  • - Review Article

Good Oral Health and Diet

G. A. Scardina | P. Messina
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 590384
  • - Research Article

Inhibition of Streptococcus gordonii Metabolic Activity in Biofilm by Cranberry Juice High-Molecular-Weight Component

Jegdish Babu | Cohen Blair | ... | Ofek Itzhak
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 274578
  • - Research Article

Plant and Fungal Food Components with Potential Activity on the Development of Microbial Oral Diseases

Maria Daglia | Adele Papetti | ... | Gabriella Gazzani
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 507908
  • - Research Article

In Vitro Assessment of Shiitake Mushroom (Lentinula edodes) Extract for Its Antigingivitis Activity

Lena Ciric | Anna Tymon | ... | David Spratt
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 230630
  • - Research Article

Effects of Fruit and Vegetable Low Molecular Mass Fractions on Gene Expression in Gingival Cells Challenged with Prevotella intermedia and Actinomyces naeslundii

Laura Canesi | Cristina Borghi | ... | Carla Pruzzo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 135034
  • - Research Article

The Effects of Fractions from Shiitake Mushroom on Composition and Cariogenicity of Dental Plaque Microcosms in an In Vitro Caries Model

Egija Zaura | Mark J. Buijs | ... | Michael Wilson
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 635348
  • - Research Article

Effects of Mushroom and Chicory Extracts on the Physiology and Shape of Prevotella intermedia, a Periodontopathogenic Bacterium

Caterina Signoretto | Anna Marchi | ... | Pietro Canepari
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