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Dietary Polyphenols for Improving Gut Health

A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Bioactives and Nutraceuticals".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2024 | Viewed by 32

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CBIOS, Universidade Lusófona's Research Center for Biosciences & Health Technologies, Universidade Lusófona, 1749-024 Lisbon, Portugal
Interests: polyphenols; microbiota; diabetes; molecular biology; omics; bioinformatics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Dietary polyphenols are bioactive compounds found in various plant-based foods such as fruits, vegetables, tea, and wine. Research suggests they play a crucial role in improving gut health by modulating the gut microbiota composition, reducing inflammation, and enhancing gut barrier function.

Despite significant progress in understanding the complex interplay between polyphenols and gut microbiota, there is ongoing inquiry into the precise mechanisms by which polyphenols impact gut microbiota diversity and function, namely, the differential effects of various polyphenol subclasses on specific microbial taxa and their functional implications for host health; how polyphenol structure, dose, and bioavailability influence their interactions with gut microbes; and the impact of polyphenols on microbial metabolites and their downstream effects on host physiology and immune function. Addressing these knowledge gaps will provide valuable insights into harnessing the therapeutic potential of polyphenols for gut health. We welcome submissions exploring the multifaceted impact of polyphenols on the gastrointestinal system.

Suitable topics include, but are not limited to:

  • cell-based investigations
  • animal and human studies
  • translational and clinical studies
  • polyphenols and gut microbiota interactions
  • the impact of polyphenols on gut health
  • immune function
  • inflammation

Dr. Andreia Gomes
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • microbiota diversity
  • gut health
  • polyphenols
  • polyphenol bioavailability
  • immune function
  • inflammation
  • therapeutic potential of polyphenols
  • host health

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