Special Issue "Nutrition, Immunity and Viral Infection"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 February 2021.
Interests: viral and host factors associated with disease progression in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected children and neuropathogenic expression mechanism of enterovirus A-71; impact of HIV infection on the other infectious diseases; effect of probiotics on gut microbiota and immune status of HIV-infected children
The nutritional status of the host has been associated with both severity and susceptibility to infectious diseases. It is suggested that inadequate nutrition impairs the functioning of the immune system and also affects the viral pathogen, resulting in increased susceptibility to the infection. The main objective of this Special Issue is to assess the relationship between viral infection and the nutritional status of the host, particularly to see if the nutritional status of the host can affect immune function and have profound effects on the virus itself. On this topic, you are invited to submit proposals for manuscripts that fit the objectives and the topics of this Special Issue.
In this proposed Special Issue on "Nutrition, Immunity and Viral Infection", papers (reviews and/or clinical or experimental studies) dealing with various aspects of nutrition that could play a role in systemic/gut immunity and the pathogenesis of viral infectious diseases will be included.
Prof. Dr. Hiroshi Ichimura
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Gut microbiota
- Viral infection
- Fatty acids