- David Vauzour, PhD
- Biomedical Research Centre, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK.
Website | E-mail
- Simon McArthur, PhD
- Barts and the London School of Medicine & Dentistry, Blizard Institute, Queen Mary, University of London, London, UK.
Website | E-mail
Special Issue Introduction
More and more research highlights the role of the microbiota-gut-brain axis in modulating enteric and central nervous system function and how it may impact health and disease. Studies are beginning to demonstrate that modulation of the gut microbiota has beneficial effects on neuronal pathways, which may influence the progression of major neurological conditions, including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis. Therefore, we believe that more focus on this field has the potential to significantly affect human health. This Special Issue will cover the following topics and more:
1. How interactions between diet and the gut microbiota can modify brain integrity and cognitive function;
2. The gut microbiota as a link between dietary interventions and treatment of brain diseases;
3. Gut microbial metabolism and gut-brain axis homeostasis;
4. The emerging role of the gut microbiota in the modulation of neuroinflammation and neurodegeneration;
5. The gut microbiota as a source for novel neuroprotective agents;
6. The role of the gut microbiota in neuropsychiatric disorders;
7. The potential of the gut microbiome in the prevention, development, treatment, and management of CNS diseases, especially when synergized with existing therapies;
8. The use of the gut microbiota as a novel source of biomarkers and prognosis predictors in CNS disease;
9. Therapeutic opportunities presented by the gut microbiota as adjunctive therapy for psychological and psychiatric disorders;
10. The gut microbiota-brain axis in precision medicine.
Submission Deadline30 Jun 2023