© 2020

Gut Remediation of Environmental Pollutants

Potential Roles of Probiotics and Gut Microbiota

  • Xiangkai Li
  • Pu Liu

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Toshiro Shigaki
    Pages 1-29
  3. Chunjiang Zhang, Amanpreet Kaur Virk, Israr Khan, Haoran Qin
    Pages 31-79
  4. Marwa M. El-Dalatony, Xiangkai Li
    Pages 81-108
  5. Pengya Feng, Xingpeng Xiao, Tuoyu Zhou, Xiangkai Li
    Pages 109-143
  6. Zhenmin Ling, Yiming Jiang, Xiangkai Li
    Pages 199-217
  7. Huawen Han, Haiying Huang, Xiangkai Li
    Pages 219-245

About this book


This book focuses on probiotics and gut microbiota, as well as their roles in alleviating the toxicity of various environmental pollutants, presenting the latest research findings and explaining advanced research methods and tools. At the same time, it offers suggestions for future research directions. Further, the book introduces readers to the concept of gut remediation, a potential approach to reducing environmental-pollutant toxicity in vivo, based on modulation of gut microbiota using probiotic supplements. Lastly it provides suggestions for further reading.


Environmental pollutants Toxicity Probiotics Gut microbiota Remediation

Editors and affiliations

  • Xiangkai Li
    • 1
  • Pu Liu
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Life SciencesLanzhou UniversityLanzhouChina
  2. 2.School of Life SciencesLanzhou UniversityLanzhouChina

About the editors

Xiangkai Li is a Professor and the Director of Microbiology at the School of Life Sciences, Lanzhou University. He also serves as an editor of Science of the Total Environment and Scientific Reports, and is a board member of the Chinese Society of Microbiology’s Environmental Microbiology Division. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Microbiology from Wuhan University, China and a Ph.D. in Microbiology from the University of Oklahoma, USA. Before joining Lanzhou University, he served as a postdoc, pursuing research in the field of microbiomes and nutrition at Baylor College of Medicine, USA.

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Consumer Packaged Goods