Mediators of Inflammation

Nutrition, Inflammation, and Infectious Disease

Publishing date
15 Mar 2012
Submission deadline
15 Sep 2011

Lead Editor

1School of Nutrition and Health Sciences, Taipei Medical University, 250 Wu Hsin Street, Taipei 110, Taiwan

2AGAF, Center for Oral Health Research, and Department of Internal Medicine, University of Kentucky Medical Center, 800 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40536, USA

3Nutrition and Food Sciences Department, Fu-Jen Catholic University, No. 510 Jung-Cheng Road, Hsin Chuang City, Taipei 242, Taiwan

Nutrition, Inflammation, and Infectious Disease


Infectious diseases are caused by pathogenic microorganisms that can be transmitted directly or indirectly. Pathogens and their related toxins can stimulate the production of various endogenous mediators leading to upregulated reactive oxidative stress, inflammatory responses, and alterations of organ functions. Nutrition support is necessary to defend against the infectious and inflammatory conditions, and the optimal nutritional formulation under various infectious diseases conditions is still being under investigation.

The main focus of this special issue will be on the new findings relevant to specific nutrient (including vitamins, amino acids, trace elements, antioxidants etc.) or food component intervention alone or in combination on the alterations of biological response modifiers and the family of cell adhesion-promoting molecules. Mechanisms and interactions between various mediators involved in regulating the immune response would also be of interest. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Clinical nutritional trial deal with inflammation and infectious disease
  • Impact of nutrition supplements or food components on immune response
  • Immune Cellular mediated or alterations caused by nutritional modulation or infectious agent in animal and in vitro studies
  • Mechanistic aspects of nutrition intervention in inflammatory and infectious disease
  • Prebiotic and/or probiotic in disease prevention or treatment in relation to inflammation and infection

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