Special Issue on Functional Food, Digestion and Miniguts

Submission Deadline: Oct. 20, 2020

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This special issue currently is open for paper submission and guest editor application.

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  • Lead Guest Editor
    • Roberto Nigro
      Department of Chemical Engineering, Materials and Industrial Production, University of Napoli Federico II, Napoli, Italy
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    • Andrea L. Budelli
      Department of Industrial Engineering, University Niccolò Cusano, Roma, Italy
    • Maria Vittoria Barone
      Department of Translational Medical Science, University of Naples Federico II, Napoli, Italy
    • Piero Salatino
      Department of Chemical Engineering, Materials and Industrial Production, University of Napoli Federico II, Napoli, Spain
    • Manuel Rendueles de la Vega
      Department of Chemical Engineering and Environmental Technology, University of Oviedo, Asturias, Italy
    • Marianna Gallo
      Department of Chemical Engineering, Materials and Industrial Production, University of Napoli Federico II, Napoli, Italy
    • Federica Nigro
      Department of Industrial Engineering, University Niccolò Cusano, Roma, Italy
  • Introduction

    Aim of this issue will be to focus on some aspects of nutrition with functional foods, facing with aspects ranging from industrial production to basic science, as fermentation of food matrices, source of valuable functional metabolites, the study of digestion of these foods and the design and selection of cellular models of intestine.
    Fermentation, one of the oldest biotechnological process, has been used to improve quality and health benefit of food since past times. In fact many metabolites produced during the fermentation process can increase the functionality of food that have important effects on health including the increase of the immunological response. We will collect contributions to have a detailed up-to-date snapshot, from the academic and industrial point of views, on biothecnological processes used to obtain probiotic and postbiotic functional foods.
    The digestion process is nodal to understand the real bioavailability of these metabolites for the intestinal mucosa. How these functional metabolites are modified by the digestive process is not fully explored and a matter of discussion of academics. We will invite contributions from researchers involved in the field.
    Finally how these functional metabolites can interact with the intestinal mucosa and improve health is the final step to study the real effectiveness of the functional foods. To clarify this, many cellular models are available to mimic the intestine, from cells to mini-guts derived from intestinal staminal cells. But the real issue is to find read outs that can be effectively related to the health benefit due to the functional metabolites.
    Around these aspects, we would like to coagulate the best researchers to have a deeply clarification on more efficient models, techniques, procedures and read-outs to be used.
    Aims and Scope:
    1. Prebiotics
    2. Protbiotics
    3. Postbiotics
    4. Functional foods
    5. Digestion
    6. Industrial processes

  • Guidelines for Submission

    Manuscripts can be submitted until the expiry of the deadline. Submissions must be previously unpublished and may not be under consideration elsewhere.

    Papers should be formatted according to the guidelines for authors (see: http://www.ijnfs.org/submission). By submitting your manuscripts to the special issue, you are acknowledging that you accept the rules established for publication of manuscripts, including agreement to pay the Article Processing Charges for the manuscripts. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the online manuscript submission system at http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/login. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website.

  • Published Papers

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