Topic: Akkermansia muciniphila and Its Health Benefits: From Associations to Causality
A Special Issue of Microbiome Research Reports
ISSN 2771-5965 (Online)
Submission deadline: 31 Dec 2023
Special Issue Introduction
By maintaining a healthy gut barrier, A. muciniphila controls immune responses and limits inflammation, a root cause of many diseases. Both live and pasteurized A. muciniphila administration can reinforce the intestinal barrier and counteract metabolic disturbances in both animals and humans. Importantly, pasteurized A. muciniphila is safe for human consumption, enabling its commercial use in weight gain management. In the understanding of A. muciniphila's mode of action, the pilus-associated signaling protein (PAS, Amuc_1100) has been identified as a pivotal component. PAS mediates many of A. muciniphila's health-promoting effects by activating Toll-like receptor 2 and enhancing barrier function. In addition, other secreted and outer membrane proteins such as P9, as well as metabolites such as short-chain fatty acids and cell envelope fragments, have been shown to have health-promoting effects.
This Special Issue aims to showcase publications that expand on the current knowledge about A. muciniphila to provide further mechanistic insights into its mode of action and identify causal relationships between A. muciniphila and its health-promoting effects. We welcome manuscripts presenting original research, reviews, perspectives, opinions and commentaries on all aspects of A. muciniphila and its health benefits, including but not limited to:
● Therapeutic potential and mode of action of PAS, extracellular vesicles or other extracellular components of A. muciniphila;
● A. muciniphila-host interaction mechanisms in health and disease;
● Mechanistic insights into the effect of dietary components on A. muciniphila's abundance and/or activity;
● Insights into the interaction between A. muciniphila and other members of the gut microbiota;
● Novel Akkermansia species and their therapeutic potential.
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