Influence of Gut Microbiota on Antioxidant Capacity of Foods
A special issue of Antioxidants (ISSN 2076-3921). This special issue belongs to the section "Extraction and Industrial Applications of Antioxidants".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2022) | Viewed by 18649
Interests: antioxidant capacity; polyphenols; gut microbiota; microbial metabolites; inflammation; coffee; melanoidins
Interests: antioxidant capacity; personalized nutrition; gut microbiota; chemical browning; diet
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The antioxidant capacity of many different foods has been widely studied over the years identifying highly antioxidant compounds such as polyphenols and other plant metabolites. Antioxidant compounds could play a major role in the prevention of some chronic diseases related to oxidative stress. However, as has been demonstrated recently, a great number of these bioactive molecules escape gastrointestinal digestion and reach the large intestine where gut microbes have the necessary enzymatic equipment to metabolize them. As a result, many different, usually, smaller compounds are released and can potentially be absorbed. Accordingly, the antioxidant capacity of the original food may well be very different from that that is actually absorbed. Therefore, knowing how gut microbiota can modify the antioxidant capacity of the original food will provide valuable information that could actually change our current perceptions of highly or barely antioxidant food.
We invite you to submit your latest research findings or a review article to this Special Issue, which will bring together current research concerns related to the effect that gut microbiota could have on the antioxidant capacity of foods. Research articles can be based on either of both in vitro and in vivo experimental designs. Articles can include information about specific metabolite transformation by gut microbiota, absorption process, metabolite quantification and identification, antioxidant capacity assays, sequencing data (metagenomic or metatranscriptomic), metabolic routes, among others.
Dr. Sergio Pérez Burillo
Dr. José Ángel Rufián Henares
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- Antioxidant capacity
- Antioxidant molecules
- Gut microbiota
- Microbial metabolites