Special Issue "Study of Gut Microbiota in the Regulation of Diseases and Health by Natural Products"

A special issue of Life (ISSN 2075-1729). This special issue belongs to the section "Pharmaceutical Science".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2021) | Viewed by 679

Special Issue Editors

Singapore Institute of Food and Biotechnology Innovation (SIFBI), Agency for Science Technology and Research (A*STAR), 30 Medical Drive, Singapore 117609, Singapore
Interests: probiotics; gut microbiota; phytochemicals; bioactivities; analytical chemistry
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Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Food, Nutrition and Health, Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510080, China
Interests: polyphenols; flavonoids; antibacterial effect; gut microbiota
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Institute for Advanced Study, Chengdu University, Chengdu, China
Interests: polysaccharides; structural characterization; chemical modification; quality evaluation; metabolic disorders; gut microbiota
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Many natural products, such as polyphenols, polysaccharides, and alkaloids, have been demonstrated to possess several health benefits. Natural products are widely distributed in nature, especially in diverse plant-based foods and medicinal plants. Although the health benefits of many natural products have been reported for decades, the potential medical mechanisms remain not very clear, since most natural products have limited water solubility and poor bioavailability, and a large part can enter the colon to take part in fermentation initiated by the gut microbiota. Recent studies indicate that gut microbiota play a critical role in human diseases and health. The composition and abundance of gut microbiota can significantly influence the physiological and pathological status of humans. Increasing evidence supports the hypothesis that natural products may influence diseases and health, at least partly by interacting with gut microbiota in the colon. Therefore, this Special Issue aims to bring together the most recent research progress on the importance of gut microbiota in the regulation of diseases and health by natural products.

Prof. Dr. Ren-You Gan
Prof. Dr. Huabin Li
Prof. Dr. Ding-Tao Wu
Guest Editors

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  • plant-based foods
  • medicinal plants
  • phytochemicals
  • polysaccharides
  • gut microbiota
  • health benefits
  • bioactivities
  • cancer
  • metabolic syndrome
  • molecular mechanisms

Published Papers

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