Special Issue "Nutrient Gene Interactions"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2020).
Interests: nutrient–gene interactions; nutrigenetics; nutrigenomics; obesity; diabetes; cardiovascular disease; gut microbiome
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The completion of human genome sequencing and the introduction of high-throughout ‘omic’ technologies have allowed a better understanding of nutrient–gene interactions that vary between genotypes with the ultimate goal of developing personalised nutrition strategies for optimal health and disease prevention.
Humans are affected by both environmental and genetic factors; both factors must be considered equally to maintain normal health condition of an individual. Previous studies were mostly directed at either the effects of environmental factors alone or at genes only but not both together. Recently, gene–nutrition interactions have been investigated. Nutrition may impact health outcomes by directly affecting the expression of genes in critical metabolic pathways. Better health outcomes can be achieved if nutritional requirements are individually tailored taking into consideration the genetic make-up, life stage, dietary preferences, and health status of a person. This area of scientific research necessitates better understanding of the mechanisms of nutrient-dependent interactions at the genetic, molecular, protein, and metabolic profile levels.
This Special Issue, “Nutrient–Gene Interactions”, welcomes manuscripts detailing human and animal studies focused on the roles of dietary and genetic factors in complex diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, Alzheimer’s disease, asthma, and rheumatoid arthritis, as well as in vitro studies aimed at elucidating the potential molecular mechanisms of diet–gene interactions. Experimental papers, up-to-date review articles, and commentaries are all welcome.
Prof. Dr. Karani S. Vimaleswaran
Manuscript Submission Information
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- nutrient–gene interactions
- cardiovascular disease