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Impact of Nutritional and Environmental Factors on Inflammation, Oxidative Stress, and the Microbiome


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1Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changsha, China

2University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, USA

3Tianjin Medical University, Tianjin, China


Impact of Nutritional and Environmental Factors on Inflammation, Oxidative Stress, and the Microbiome

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Studies suggest that active inflammatory response and oxidative stress are the most prominent symptoms from which patients with metabolic diseases suffered. Meanwhile, the gut hosts a complex community of microorganisms which are highly associated with human physiology, metabolism, and immune status; the effect of gut microbiota in health and diseases becomes clear.

Growing evidence indicates that nutrients and environmental factors are tightly associated with the generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and reactive nitrogen species (RNS), oxidative stress, endoplasmic reticulum stress, and gut microbiome. Meanwhile, nutritional factors such as certain natural compounds and nutraceuticals may protect cells from oxidative/endoplasmic reticulum stress and thus ameliorate oxidative/endoplasmic reticulum stress-related diseases via changing of the microbiota. In this way, nutritional factors or molecules perform a vital function in repairing metabolic disorders that result from oxidative/endoplasmic reticulum stress. However, the detailed mechanisms underlying the role of environmental and nutritional factors on regulation of inflammation, oxidative/endoplasmic reticulum stress, and the microbiome in chronic diseases remain largely unexploited and unclear.

In this special issue, we invite investigators to contribute original research articles using in vitro or in vivo models and clinical studies to the extant body of literature addressing the roles of natural compounds and environmental factors in regulation of oxidative/endoplasmic reticulum stress and further explore the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying their actions. Review articles are also welcome.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • The role of environmental risk factors in the development of human oxidative/endoplasmic reticulum stress-related human diseases
  • The role of nutritional factors in modulating gut microbiota and oxidative/endoplasmic reticulum stress
  • The impact of nutritional and/or environmental factors on molecular, genetic, and biochemical biomarkers of oxidative/endoplasmic reticulum stress-related diseases, including lipid metabolism, autoimmune responses, genome stability, immunological memory, degenerative disease, and chronic inflammation or chronic pain
  • Development of nutritional strategies to reduce the risks caused by environmental factors

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 5606845
  • - Editorial

Impact of Nutritional and Environmental Factors on Inflammation, Oxidative Stress, and the Microbiome

Gang Liu | Yan Huang | Lidong Zhai
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 7805857
  • - Research Article

The Investigation of the Use of Prealbumin as a Tool for Nutritional Assessment in Adults Coinfected with HIV and Intestinal Helminth Parasites in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

B. T. Mkhize | M. H. L. Mabaso | ... | Z. L. Mkhize-Kwitshana
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 9875319
  • - Research Article

Effects of Diacetyl Flavoring Exposure in Mice Metabolism

Letícia Dias Lima Jedlicka | Juciara da Costa Silva | ... | Nilson Antonio Assunção
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 8061389
  • - Review Article

Maternal Overnutrition Programs Central Inflammation and Addiction-Like Behavior in Offspring

Larisa Montalvo-Martínez | Roger Maldonado-Ruiz | ... | Alberto Camacho
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 9523968
  • - Review Article

Cytotoxicity of Air Pollutant 9,10-Phenanthrenequinone: Role of Reactive Oxygen Species and Redox Signaling

Manli Yang | Hassan Ahmed | ... | Zhenquan Jia
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 5746525
  • - Research Article

Effects of Cyclic Tensile Strain on Oxidative Stress and the Function of Schwann Cells

Shuang Li | Xiaolei Sun | Xinlong Ma
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 6053567
  • - Research Article

The Bioactive Substance Secreted by MSC Retards Mouse Aortic Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells Calcification

Shuangshuang Wang | Maoqing Tong | ... | Xiaomin Chen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 1290179
  • - Review Article

Implications of Antioxidant Systems in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Guiping Guan | Shile Lan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 9478630
  • - Review Article

Probiotic Species in the Modulation of Gut Microbiota: An Overview

Md. Abul Kalam Azad | Manobendro Sarker | ... | Jie Yin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 8492898
  • - Review Article

Silicon Mechanisms to Ameliorate Heavy Metal Stress in Plants

Abolghassem Emamverdian | Yulong Ding | ... | Sirous Sangari
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