Special Issue "The Role of Microbiota in Modulating Inflammatory Diseases"

A special issue of Biomolecules (ISSN 2218-273X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2022) | Viewed by 223

Special Issue Editor

Institute for Neuroimmunology and Multiple Sclerosis Research, Göttingen, Germany
Interests: blood-brain barrier; immune cells; multiple sclerosis; experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis; two-photon microscopy; B cells; T cells; dendritic cells; macrophages; astrocytes; microglia; oligodendrocytes; neurons; central nervous system; autoimmune disease; ion channels; calcium signaling
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Humans harbor a plethora of commensal microorganisms, which colonize the digestive tract, the respiratory tract, and the skin. They have been found to exist at a ratio of approximately 1:1 with human cells and as such, they have been recognized as playing an integral role in human development and pathophysiology. This discovery was made possible in part by the introduction of “germ-free” rats and mice in the 1940s and 1950s, which paved the way for seminal work demonstrating how perturbations in the commensal gut microbiota and enteric pathogens affect chronic inflammatory diseases, autoimmunity, and cancers. More recent studies have even demonstrated direct links between the gut microbiota and the central nervous system, which is protected from the periphery by physiological barriers. It is therefore safe to say that commensal microorganisms can have profound impacts on the body.

An increasing number of scientists are studying the intricacies of microorganisms colonizing human beings and animals used in research in an effort to shed light on specific biological mechanisms by which they influence the onset and/or course of diseases. This field of research is of vital importance as it will help shape the medical approach of the future. The aim of this Special Issue is thus to promote the dissemination of avant-garde research in the field of microbiota and encourage interactions between scientists. In order to focus on the subject of this issue, we are inviting clinician­s and researchers to submit their original research manuscripts, review articles, and short communications discussing the molecular interactions between the microbiota and the body in the context of inflammatory diseases.

Dr. Marc André Lécuyer
Guest Editor

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  • microbiota
  • inflammatory diseases
  • cancer
  • autoimmunity
  • gastrointestinal diseases
  • gut-brain axis
  • commensal microorganisms
  • immune system
  • bacteria
  • mucosal barriers

Published Papers

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