Journal of Food and Nutrition Sciences

Special Issue

Effects of Foods on Gastrointestinal, Metabolic and Immunological Function

  • Submission Deadline: Apr. 10, 2015
  • Status: Submission Closed
  • Lead Guest Editor: Kazuo Toda
About This Special Issue
The close relationship between food and health is well established. Recently, special attention has been paid on the positive and negative physiological effects of food on the gastrointestinal, metabolic and immunological disorders. However, the currently available evidences are not always so satisfactory in clarifying the mechanisms by which food can produce various changes in our health conditions. A special issue on the “Effects of foods on gastrointestinal, metabolic and immunological function” aims to establish basic and clinical evidences for the role of food in the fields of nutrition physiology, endocrinology, immunology, and neuroscience among others.

We invite researchers to submit high-quality original or review papers on the food-health relationship. Potential topics include, but are not limited:

1. Digestive function and disorder
2. Metabolic studies
3. Appetite
4. Obesity
5. Eating disorders
6. Sensory component of foods
7. Taste and olfaction
8. Food chemistry
9. Nutrition and immunological disorder
10. Food allergies and intolerances
11. Stress and digestive function
12. Food and Emotion
Lead Guest Editor
  • Kazuo Toda

    Integrative Sensory Physiology, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Nagasaki University, Nagasaki, Japan

Guest Editors
  • Ioannis Nikitidis

    General Hospital of Kastoria, Kastoria, Greece

  • Mari Kimoto

    Physiological Laboratories, Japan Women’s University, Bunkyo-ku, Japan

  • Zenro Nihei

    Section of Integrative Sensory Physiology, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Nagasaki University, Nagasaki, Japan

  • Masato S Ota

    Laboratory of Biochemistry and Food function, Japan Women’s University, Tokyo, Japan

  • Jorge L Zeredo

    Graduate Program in Health Sciences and Technologies, University of Brasilia, Brasilia, Brazil

Published Articles
  • Sansho Intake Modulates Ileum Activity in Stress-loaded Rats

    Mari Kimoto , Jorge L. Zeredo , Masato S. Ota , Zenro Nihei , Kazuo Toda

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 3-1, May 2015
    Pages: 9-12
    Received: Jun. 25, 2015
    Accepted: Jun. 27, 2015
    Published: Jul. 03, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.jfns.s.2015030301.13
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    Abstract: Sansho (Japanese pepper) is a common spice widely used in Japanese cuisine. In addition, it is also an important component in Kampo medicine, such as in Daiken Chuto, which stimulates gastrointestinal motility and improves postoperative ileus. On the other hand, we previously reported that gravity stress loading produce negative effects on ileal mo... Show More
  • Ginger-induced Ileal Motility is Modified by Stress: Sex Differences in Rats

    Mari Kimoto , Jorge L. Zeredo , Masato S. Ota , Zenro Nihei , Kazuo Toda

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 3-1, May 2015
    Pages: 5-8
    Received: Feb. 09, 2015
    Accepted: Feb. 10, 2015
    Published: Feb. 27, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.jfns.s.2015030301.12
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    Abstract: Ginger is widely used as a spice and also an effective herbal medicine to treat gastrointestinal disorders. On the other hand, stress can induce various modulation of digestive motility. Here, we investigated ginger effects on stress-induced motility of the isolated ileum in male and female rats, in vitro. Rats (Wistar, SPF, 7-12 weeks of age, 148-... Show More
  • Sex Differences in Ileal Somatostatin-Response after Stress Conditioning in Rats

    Mari Kimoto , Jorge L. Zeredo , Masato S. Ota , Zenro Nihei , Kazuo Toda

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 3-1, May 2015
    Pages: 1-4
    Received: Dec. 15, 2014
    Accepted: Dec. 16, 2014
    Published: Feb. 27, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.jfns.s.2015030301.11
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    Abstract: We investigated the effects of somatostatin on the ileal movements after gravity stress and compared these effects between male and female rats. Using an in vitro preparation, measurements of ileal movements evoked by somatostatin application were done at 1, 3, 15 and 30 days after 3G gravity loading-conditioning. Mixed phasic and tonic patterns we... Show More