Special Issue "Chronic Diseases: Gut-Brain-Immune-Microbiome Axis"
A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Molecular Pathology, Diagnostics, and Therapeutics".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2023) | Viewed by 11150
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The associations between gut microbiome composition and disease status have been widely reported, while recent studies have demonstrated a role for the gut microbiome in influencing remote organs, mucosal, and immune function.
Permeability or leakiness of the intestinal epithelial barrier contributes to the development and/or severity of multiple chronic diseases, including but not limited to obesity, diabetes, certain types of cancer, liver dysfunction, neurological conditions (via the gut–brain axis), stroke, etc. Furthermore, gastrointestinal function, including epithelial cell integrity and turnover, regulation of mucus production, anti-microbial and mucosal immune defense, microbiome function, and microbe–host communication, not only contribute to epithelial barrier dysfunction but are also susceptible to dietary interventions.
Disease immunity is inseparable from the feedback and regulation of the nervous system. Chronic diseases caused by the nervous system itself, including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis and epilepsy, and even substance abuse, use also afflict people.
This Special Issue focuses on chronic diseases, not only neurochronic diseases, but also diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, gastrointestinal diseases, inflammatory diseases, autoimmune diseases, etc. The absorption and barrier functions of the stomach and intestines play a role in immune and neuromodulatory aspects of disease immunity. We welcome your original research or review papers on cellular and molecular aspects of the gut–brain–immune–microbiome axis as well as chronic conditions.
Prof. Dr. Vasso Apostolopoulos
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- epithelial barrier integrity
- mucosal immune function
- immune tolerance
- intestinal flora
- celiac disease
- intestinal barrier
- neurochronic diseases
- heart disease
- inflammatory bowel disease
- chronic diseases