Special Issue "Bitter Taste, Microbiome and Human Health"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 November 2019).
The purpose of this special issue is: (1) to provide insight into the structure-function of bitter taste receptors including, their role in body not related to taste; (2) functional foods and impact on health; (3) microbiota in the oral cavity, gut and airways. Humans make a food choice that are often based on the perceived good taste and does not necessarily reflect any health associated benefits. Bitter taste receptors (T2Rs) play a major role in food choices and have been recently shown to also have a role in other physiological systems. This issue will discuss the diversity of T2R signaling and how they impact various physiological processes. Included in this will be the role of functional foods despite their taste in improving human health. Finally, the focus will also be on how oral, gut and airway microbiota interacts with physiological systems and how it can be modified to improve human health. Work connecting all the three aspects “bitter taste, specific microbiota and human health” is highly encouraged.
Prof. Dr. Raj Bhullar
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- bitter taste receptor
- taste modifier
- meat by-products
- functional foods
- oral microbiota
- gut microbiota
- airway microbiota
- quorum sensing molecule