Antioxidants, Microbiome and Gut Health

A special issue of Antioxidants (ISSN 2076-3921).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2017)

Special Issue Editors

University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington, KY, USA
Interests: inflammatory and infectious diseases; nutrients; antioxidants; reactive oxygen radical; gastrointestinal inflammation; inflammatory bowel disease; microbial; parasitic and fungal infectious diseases; hepatic; pancreatic complication; models of infections and inflammation; nutraceutical and therapeutic discoveries
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Vegetable and Fruit Improvement Center, Department of Horticultural Sciences, Texas A&M University, 1500 Research Parkway Suite A120, College Station, TX 77845, USA
Interests: bioactive compounds; structure elucidation; natural antioxidants; health benefits; fruits and vegetables; LC-MS; NMR; analytical methods

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Gut health is important for the consumption of nutrients, energy delivery to vital organs, and protection against infectious and inflammatory complications, as well as the overall state of health. The gut has major neuronal, vascular, lymphatic, and immune networks in the body. The digestive tract is in constant contact with microbial antigens, and allergenic invasions through food intake. Gut mucosa with tight junctions is carpeted with the microbiome, symbiotic microbiota, which protects the gastrointestinal tract against proliferation and colonization by unfriendly microbes and toxins. Imbalance in the microbiota results in dysbiosis, gut permeability to toxins, and states of disease. Dysbiosis results in dysregulated antioxidants and reactive oxygen (ROS), mainly due to excess release from neutrophils and other immune defense cells.

The purpose of this Special Issue is to attract unpublished information related this area and to aid to develop antioxidant strategies to support the microbiome, as well as to prevent infectious and inflammatory complication. In addition, studies dealing with the discovery of novel antioxidants and new methods of measurements of antioxidants, recent literature covering hot areas of review are also encouraged. This will enhance our understanding of the biochemical, molecular mechanisms, and signaling pathways. Moreover the effects of antioxidants that may support the microbiome and gut health in order to prevent inflammatory complications are of particular interest. Basic, pilot clinical and translational trials, and reviews in related areas are of particular interest.

Dr. Helieh S. Oz
Dr. G. K. Jayaprakasha
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • Antioxidants
  • Microbiota
  • Gut health
  • Digestive tract
  • Phytochemicals
  • Fruits, vegetables and spices
  • Free radicals
  • Novel methods

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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