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Special Issue "Nutrients, Infectious and Inflammatory Diseases"
A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2017).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Interests: inflammatory and infectious diseases; nutrients; antioxidants; reactive oxygen radical; gastrointestinal inflammation; inflammatory bowel disease; microbial; parasitic and fungal infectious diseases; hepatic; pancreatic complication; models of infections and inflammation; nutraceutical and therapeutic discoveries
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Foodborne disease like salmonellosis and toxoplasmosis are amongst the most important cause of hospitalization in the U.S. and globally. Gastrointestinal infections alter gut microbiomes and increase permeability to toxins. Various invasions by microbial, fungal, viral and parasitic agents stimulate inflammation, a defensive mechanism of the body’s immune system. Other stimuli include environmental, oxidative stress, aging and the physiological process. Long-lasting persistent and excessive inflammatory response is a significant risk factor for developing various chronic inflammatory and infectious diseases.
Different nutritional and dietary life styles, whether poor or lacking essential nutritional elements, as well as excess intake, can result in inflammatory complications and loss of function. Nutritional deficiency is linked with several infectious and inflammatory diseases as a cause or consequence. For instance, protein deficiency was reported in orphanages to provoke microbial and fungal complications including Pneumocystis pneumonia. Similarly, protein deficiency is a tell-tale sign for several parasitic diseases. Studies indicate nutrients, such as amino acids, oligosaccharides, and short-chain fatty acids exert inhibitory and anti-inflammatory functions. These investigations help to understand nutritional contributions in the prevention, treatment and to tame certain inflammatory and infectious diseases. Infectious and inflammatory complications go hand-in-hand with malnutrition.
The purpose of this Special Issue is to publish related new basic and translational findings and clinical trials in this area. Other investigations or review articles are sought to link infectious and inflammatory diseases with nutrients. In addition, novel diagnostic, preventive and therapeutic modalities are welcomed to aid the development of nutritional strategies for the treatment and/or prevention of inflammation and infection. Original reviews will be of particular interest to advance our understanding in signaling pathways, molecular and biochemical mechanisms behind the effects of nutrients on inflammatory and infectious diseases.
Dr. Helieh S. Oz
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- infectious diseases