Special Issue "Carbohydrates and Intestinal Health"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2023) | Viewed by 2327
Interests: carbohydrates; intestinal barrier; intestinal microbiota and metabolites
Interests: swine nutrition; carbohydrate; intestinal health; metabolism; feed biotechnology
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Carbohydrates, a group of important biopolymers, exist widely in living organisms, playing many known and unknown biological roles in life activities via diverse pathways. Traditionally, carbohydrate polymers, such as starches, represent the main energy sources in human and animal diets; thus, maintaining intestinal growth and function requires a healthy carbohydrate metabolism. Dense and highly complex bacteria colonise the intestines, and the interplay between gut bacteria and the carbohydrates consumed has an important impact on intestinal health. However, the existing literature presents conflicting evidence as to whether carbohydrates positively or negatively influence intestinal health, showing the need for further clarifying research.
In this Special Issue of Foods, the submission of manuscripts is encouraged that focus on addressing the relationship between carbohydrates and intestinal microbiota while exploring the molecular mechanisms underlying their actions, mechanisms which may include intestinal barrier status, the oxidative state of the body, the metabolic status of nutrients, or validation assays on cells.
Various types of manuscripts are welcomed, including original research and review articles. All manuscripts should include, but are not limited to, the following topics:
- The relationship between carbohydrate structure and function;
- Carbohydrates and intestinal function and health;
- Carbohydrates and intestinal immunity;
- Carbohydrates-microbiota-host interactions in humans and animals.
Dr. Jin Wan
Prof. Dr. Jun He
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Foods is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2900 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- carbohydrate metabolism
- intestinal barrier
- inflammatory responses
- intestinal microbiota
- intestinal homeostasis