Special Issue "Nutritional Immunology"

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A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2011)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Antonio Ferrante
Department of Immunology, SA Pathology, Womens and Children’s Hospital Campus, Children’s Research Centre, University of Adelaide, North Adelaide, South Australia 5006, Australia
E-Mail: antonio.ferrante@adelaide.edu.au
Phone: +61 8 81617216
Fax: +61 8 81616046
Interests: cellular immunology, cytokines and inflammation; intracellular signalling and leukocyte function; immunomodulation by fatty acids, their metabolites and other bioactive nutrients

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

A range of foods and nutrients have been shown to be important in the deployment of an effective and balanced innate and adaptive immune response. Often seen at the level of the cellular elements of the immune system, including lymphocytes, neutrophils, macrophages and mast cells, nutrients can influence the development of leukocytes from precursors and their functional responses. Nutritional supplementations may be particularly important in individuals with illnesses, stress and inflammatory disorders, where we can take advantage of the ability of nutrients to act as stimulators or depressors of the immune responses. The action of a number of nutrients on the immune system has undergone assessment and in several cases it has been applied to maintaining good immune health in physical training-induced stress, infections and in inflammatory diseases. These nutrients include vitamins, flavanoides, Lactobacillus probiotics, zinc, short chain fatty acids and n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids. Progress has been made in the use of such supplementation in improving defence against infection and decreasing immune reactivity in allergic and autoimmune diseases.

Prof. Dr. Antonio Ferrante
Guest Editor

Keywords

  • Immune responses
  • Immune health
  • Nutrition
  • Immunonutrient supplementation
  • Calorie restriction
  • Aging, nutrition and immunity
  • Nutrients and cytokines
  • n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids
  • Short chain fatty acids
  • Allergy
  • Autoimmune inflammatory diseases
  • Zinc
  • Leukocyte function
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin A
  • Immunodeficiency
  • Nutrients and infection

Published Papers (5 papers)

Nutrients 2012, 4(3), 231-242; doi:10.3390/nu4030231
Received: 9 February 2012; in revised form: 27 February 2012 / Accepted: 5 March 2012 / Published: 22 March 2012
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Nutrients 2012, 4(3), 154-166; doi:10.3390/nu4030154
Received: 17 January 2012; in revised form: 14 February 2012 / Accepted: 23 February 2012 / Published: 6 March 2012
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Nutrients 2012, 4(1), 13-28; doi:10.3390/nu4010013
Received: 11 November 2011; in revised form: 2 December 2011 / Accepted: 20 December 2011 / Published: 28 December 2011
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Nutrients 2011, 3(11), 910-928; doi:10.3390/nu3110910
Received: 29 June 2011; in revised form: 9 September 2011 / Accepted: 13 September 2011 / Published: 25 October 2011
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Nutrients 2011, 3(10), 858-876; doi:10.3390/nu3100858
Received: 18 July 2011; in revised form: 21 September 2011 / Accepted: 8 October 2011 / Published: 14 October 2011
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Last update: 4 March 2014

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