The Gut Microbiota and Human Health
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Global Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2023) | Viewed by 8950
Interests: irritable bowel syndrome; gut microbiota; food intolerance
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According to the words of Hippocrates, “all diseases begin in the gut.” In recent decades, our understanding of gut microbiota has been revolutionized by the advances in molecular technology. Nowadays, gut microbiota are considered the most densely populated and diverse microbial communities in humans. Up to 100 trillion microorganisms colonize the intestinal tract and play a central role in the development of the immune system, the defence against pathogens, and the metabolism. The perturbation of gut microbiota, termed dysbiosis, is induced by antibiotics, a Westernized diet, exposure to stress, the aging process, hygienic issues, and other factors, and is responsible for the development of diseases both inside and outside of the gut. Recently, the pathogenesis of functional and inflammatory bowel diseases (e.g., irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease), multiple sclerosis (MS), metabolic-associated fatty liver disease (MAFLD), systemic inflammatory arthritis, and allergic diseases have been reported to be related to gut microbial dysbiosis.
On these grounds, in this Special Issue of IJERPH, we welcome research articles, reviews, and communications based on the most recent advances in the study of the role of gut microbiota in health and disease.
Prof. Peter C. Konturek
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- gut microbiota
- inflammatory bowel disease
- irritable bowel syndrome
- extraintestinal manifestations of gut dysbiosis
- leaky gut
- microbiota based therapies