Special Issue "Dietary Minerals and Human Health"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2020).
Interests: minerals and trace elements; selenoproteins; hormones; endocrine feedback; thyroid gland; sexual dimorphisms; biomarkers; diabetes mellitus; inflammation; autoimmunity
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Special Issue in Nutrients: Selenium and Selenoproteins in Environment, Health and Disease
Interests: trace elements; selenium; glutathione peroxidase 2; redox-modulated signaling pathways; Nrf2; intestinal inflammation; colorectal cancer development; functions of selenoproteins; aging
This Special Issue on “Dietary Minerals and Human Health" aims to provide an overview of the importance of a sufficiently high supply and an undisturbed metabolism of dietary minerals to the maintenance of good health, avoiding disease risks, and the process of convalescence in disease, i.e., adjuvant therapy. Recent decades have witnessed an enormous surge in highly insightful observational analyses, (pre-)clinical studies, and intervention trials on the role of essential trace elements and more abundant minerals in human health and disease. Several inherited diseases highlight the importance of an undisturbed mineral metabolism to regular growth and development, and numerous epidemiological observation studies and intervention trials have highlighted the particular importance of certain abundant minerals and rare essential trace elements to a number of disease risks. In order to provide a timely overview, this Special Issue on “Dietary Minerals and Human Health" invites contributions, both as original research and review articles, on this issue from suitable animal studies as model systems for human disease, and from clinical and epidemiological analyses and intervention trials. The following topics are of particular relevance and interest:
- animal models of disturbed mineral homeostasis mimicking human disease (risk);
- epidemiological analyses on mineral intake and human disease;
- epidemiological analyses on mineral status and human disease;
- novel or refined biomarkers for the assessment of mineral status in humans;
- intervention trials with certain minerals or mineral combinations in human disease;
- supplementation trials with certain minerals or mineral combinations in the preventive setting with healthy subjects;
- attempts at adjuvant treatment with certain minerals or mineral combinations in disease;
- establishment or refinement of a recommended dietary allowance or reference range;
- endogenous and pharmacological regulation of mineral metabolism;
- related topics to the abovementioned ones.
Prof. Dr. Lutz Schomburg
Prof. Dr. Anna Kipp
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- Trace elements
- Human disease
- Intervention trials
- Mouse studies
- Regulation of mineral homeostasis