Special Issue "Nutritional Modulation of Immuno-Regulatory Cytokines"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2020).
Interests: plant foods, metabolic stress, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and cell-mediated immune response
Interests: nutraceuticals; inflammation; immunonutrition; pharmanutrition; food-drug interactions
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Lifestyle factors, including dietary habit, physical activity, and smoke, are modifiable determinants of the chronic inflammation involved in the pathogenesis and progression of many noncommunicable diseases, including cardiovascular diseases, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases, and metabolic syndrome.
Many studies suggest that vitamins, dietary antioxidants, and bioactive phytochemicals modulate cytokines expression and/or immune cells’ activity.
For this Special Issue, we invite investigators to contribute original research articles based on both preclinical and clinical data and comprehensive reviews aiming to understand the role of dietary bioactive ingredients in the Nutritional Modulation of Immuno-Regulatory Cytokines.
Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:
- Human, animal, or in vitro studies on the effects of vitamins, nutraceuticals, natural, and industrially processed foods in relation to cytokine modulation;
- Human or animal studies evaluating the effects of food, functional foods, vitamins, and nutraceuticals on cytokines;
- Studies investigating the genetic polymorphisms and epigenetic factors influencing the immunomodulating effects of food, functional foods, vitamins, and nutraceuticals;
Studies investigating the molecular mechanisms of the anti-inflammatory effects of functional foods and/or nutraceuticals.
Prof. Mauro Serafini
Dr. Ilaria Peluso
Manuscript Submission Information
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