Probiotics and Prebiotics

adipocytes cover International Journal of Probiotics and Prebiotics (ISSN 1555-1431) is an international, interdisciplinary broad based peer reviewed scientific journal for critical evaluation of research on prebiotics, probiotics and synbiotics. The major goal of this journal is to provide peer reviewed unbiased scientific data to students, researchers, healthcare providers, and the decision makers in the nutraceutical industry to help make informed choices about prebiotics, probiotics and synbiotics. To this end, the journal will publish original research articles and two types of review articles. First, we will publish a review of preclinical research data coming largely from animal, cell culture and other experimental models. Such data will provide basis for future product development and/or human research initiatives. Second, we will publish a critical evaluation of current human experimental data to help deliver products with medically proven use.

This journal will also serve as a forum for nutritionists, healthcare providers, microbiologists, gastroenterologists, and all those interested in preventive medicine. The following is an example of the some specific areas that may be covered by the journal:

1. Health benefits (e.g., antimicrobial, anticarcinogenic, immunomodulatory, antidiarrheal, antiallergenic, hypolipidemic and hypoglycemic) of regulating activities of intestinal bacteria

2. Impact of the gut microflora on host nutrition and host physiology

3. Intestinal bacteriology / microbial community in the GI tract

4. Gut microflora and atopic disease

5. Intestinal microflora and homeostasis of the mucosal immune response

6. Prebiotic oligosaccharides

7. Prebiotics and colonic absorption of calcium and magnesium

8. The possible role of probiotic therapy in inflammatory bowel disease

9. Role of Probiotics in Female Urogenital Healthcare