Special Issue "Zinc in Health and Disease"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2012)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Samir Samman
Department of Human Nutrition, University of Otago, Dunedin 9054, New Zealand
Website: http://sydney.edu.au/medicine/people/academics/profiles/ssamman.php
E-Mail: samir.samman@otago.ac.nz
Phone: +64 3 479 7945
Interests: nutritional science; vitamins; minerals; zinc; biomarkers; chronic disease

Guest Editor
Dr. Nicola Lowe
International Institute of Nutritional Sciences, University of Central Lancashire, Lancashire, PR1 2HE, UK
Website: http://www.uclan.ac.uk/schools/ssto/about_the_school/sport/cases/nicola_lowe.php
E-Mail: NMLowe@uclan.ac.uk
Phone: +44 1772 893599
Interests: micronutrient requirements, with a particular interest in Zinc requirements and metabolism

Guest Editor
Dr. Arthur Grider
Department of Foods and Nutrition, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
Website: http://fcs.uga.edu/fdn/faculty.php?id=138
E-Mail: agrider@fcs.uga.edu
Phone: +1 706 542 7371
Fax: +1 706 542 5059
Interests: Cellular and tissue zinc metabolism; proteomic analysis of biological samples; nutritional biomarkers; plant polyphenol metabolism

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Zinc contributes to the proper functioning of numerous enzymes, the structural integrity of cellular components, and regulation of gene expression. Zinc is widely distributed in foods, and its bioavailability is affected by other dietary constituents. Regulation of zinc metabolism is achieved through a balance of absorption and excretion and involves adaptive mechanisms. Zinc ions influence a number of signal transduction pathways, including insulin signaling, and regulate leptin secretion from adipose tissue, potentially linking cellular zinc metabolism to apoptosis, insulin resistance and dyslipidemia. The aim of this focus issue is to explore zinc bioavailability, biomarkers of zinc status, and the relationships between zinc intake and chronic disease.

Dr. Samir Samman
Dr. Nicola Lowe
Dr. Arthur Grider
Guest Editors

Keywords

  • zinc
  • diet
  • supplements
  • bioavailability
  • biomarkers
  • status
  • diabetes
  • cardiovascular disease
  • inflammation
  • cognitive function

Published Papers (8 papers)

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Nutrients 2012, 4(8), 875-903; doi:10.3390/nu4080875
Received: 29 May 2012; in revised form: 11 July 2012 / Accepted: 17 July 2012 / Published: 30 July 2012
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Nutrients 2012, 4(8), 841-858; doi:10.3390/nu4080841
Received: 4 May 2012; in revised form: 27 June 2012 / Accepted: 10 July 2012 / Published: 26 July 2012
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Nutrients 2012, 4(7), 782-798; doi:10.3390/nu4070782
Received: 2 June 2012; in revised form: 12 July 2012 / Accepted: 13 July 2012 / Published: 24 July 2012
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Nutrients 2012, 4(7), 648-675; doi:10.3390/nu4070648
Received: 3 May 2012; in revised form: 7 June 2012 / Accepted: 27 June 2012 / Published: 4 July 2012
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Nutrients 2012, 4(7), 676-694; doi:10.3390/nu4070676
Received: 28 April 2012; in revised form: 8 June 2012 / Accepted: 25 June 2012 / Published: 4 July 2012
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Nutrients 2012, 4(7), 611-624; doi:10.3390/nu4070611
Received: 7 May 2012; in revised form: 19 June 2012 / Accepted: 20 June 2012 / Published: 26 June 2012
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Nutrients 2012, 4(6), 517-528; doi:10.3390/nu4060517
Received: 4 May 2012; in revised form: 4 June 2012 / Accepted: 11 June 2012 / Published: 14 June 2012
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Nutrients 2012, 4(6), 449-466; doi:10.3390/nu4060449
Received: 17 April 2012; in revised form: 17 May 2012 / Accepted: 29 May 2012 / Published: 6 June 2012
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