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Extended scope for Gut Pathogens

December 19, 2013 Leave a comment

Gut Pathogens is pleased to announce an extended scope for the journal. This scope reflects a broad range of topics, including metagenomics, new genome sequences, microbiota profiling and systems biology, as well as the biological and clinical aspects of gut microbes.

Topical areas include, but are not limited to:

  • Microbial etiology of gut ailments
  • Gut invasion mechanisms
  • Microbial toxins and virulence factors in infections of the gut and associated glands – liver, pancreas
  • Bacterial adaptation to gut niches and evolution of pathogenicity
  • Biology and ecology of gut commensals and microbiota in health and disease
  • Biology and ecology of probiotic organisms
  • Host susceptibility or resistance to gut pathogens
  • Immune mechanisms of gut infections
  • Etiology of inflammatory bowel diseases
  • Molecular and serological diagnosis
  • Treatment and drug resistance mechanisms
  • Molecular epidemiology, transmission dynamics and evolutionary genetics
  • Vaccines for gut pathogens
  • Comparative and veterinary infectious diseases of the gut
  • Pathogenesis of bacterial, parasitic and viral infections of the gut
  • Genome sequencing, comparative genomics and systems biology
  • Microbiota analysis, metagenomics and gut microbiomes

Please visit the Gut Pathogens website to view the full journal scope.

We will be happy to answer any pre-submission enquiries at editorial@gutpathogens.com.

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New thematic series in Gut Pathogens: Probiotics and Metagenomics of gut pathogens

December 13, 2013 Leave a comment

Gut Pathogens is delighted to introduce two new thematic series, highlighting articles published in the journal on the topics of Probiotics and Metagenomic analysis of gut pathogens. These new article collections are currently open for submissions on all aspects of probiotic research and metagenomic analysis of gut microbes.

Probiotic species Lactobacillus

Probiotic species Lactobacillus

Probiotics is a term used to describe any micro-organism which has a beneficial impact on another organism. There has been extensive research into probiotics and their health implications, and Gut Pathogens is excited to introduce a new article collection highlighting the latest research in this area. The series brings together a variety of original research and review articles discussing the topics of new trends and future prospects for probiotics, health implications, probiotic use for treating disease, and their effect on mental health.

The series includes a timely review of the approaches currently being used and developed to identify probiotic species of the genus Lactobacillus. Herbel et al., compare multiple tools and techniques, including Whole Genome Sequencing and real time PCR, used for identifying probiotic bacterial strains and give an informed prediction of future in this area. A recent piece of original research published in this series investigates the use of the probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (LGG) in the treatment of Human rotavirus (HRV), the most common cause of severe diarrhoea in infants and young children. The authors discovered that LGG treatment induced cell death and partially prevented virus-induced tissue damage, providing a promising outlook for the probiotic treatment of HRV.

Digestive system

The human digestive system

Genomic analysis of gastrointestinal tract pathogens is key to understanding them and could potentially lead to the development of therapeutics, including probiotics, against them. To showcase the latest research in all aspects of metagenomics of gut pathogens and microbiota, a special series has been introduced.

A fascinating piece of original research by Monira et al., published in this series investigates the metagenomic profile of gut microbiota in children during cholera and recovery. This article gives an important insight into the possibility of post-cholera intervention to promote the restoration of the gut environment. Another interesting research article in this series explores the differences in gut microbiota composition between obese and lean children. This may lead to the development of new approaches to managing childhood obesity and associated disorders.

These new article collections are currently open for submissions on all aspects of probiotic research and metagenomic analysis of gut microbes. For more information on submitting to these article series, please visit the journal website or contact editorial@gutpathogens.com.

Jennifer Franklin
Journal Development Editor