Special Issue "Brain–Microbiome Interactions"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (29 September 2020) | Viewed by 26958
Interests: human microbiome; host-microbiome interactions; interspecies microbiome inter-actions; brain-gut axis; immunology; infectious diseases; chronic inflammatory diseases; glioblastoma; brain tumor; neurodegenerative disease; Alzheimer’s disease; autism spectrum disorder; cancer microbiome
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The effects of the microbiota, defined as bacteria, fungi, viruses, and archaea that inhabit a niche, on its host environment is a rapidly emerging area of research that has profoundly altered our view of the role of the host-associated microbiota in health and disease. The range of effects that these complex microbial assemblages have on human physiology is unimaginably broad and involve immune system development and protection against bacteria that cause disease. Recent investigations of the gut–brain axis have demonstrated the role of the gut microbiota in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Parkinson’s Disease, and Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Studies also suggest that the microbiome influences emotions and behaviors. Therefore, modifying the microbiome using prebiotics, probiotics, or microbiome transplants may be the key to solve many health problems related to the brain. However, more scientific evidence of the interactions between brain and microbiome is necessary in order to therapeutically target the microbiome to treat brain disorders.
This Special Issue on brain–microbiome interactions is focused on, but not limited to, understanding the effect of the microbiome on brain activity, brain-related disorders, and mental health and on developing new cutting-edge techniques for studying the brain–microbiome relationship.
I invite authors to submit original research papers (clinical and translational) and methodology research papers, as well as reviews and perspectives that provide guidance to investigate the relationship between the brain and the microbiome.
Dr. Keehoon Lee
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- microbiome interaction
- gut–brain axis
- brain disorders
- microbiome transplants