Research Topic

Nutrition and Gut Immunity

  • Submission closed.

About this Research Topic

The relationship between nutritional status and immunity has been a topic of study for more than five decades. Major developments in our understanding of the organization and regulation of the immune system have indicated a close relationship between host nutritional status and systemic immunity. However, ...

The relationship between nutritional status and immunity has been a topic of study for more than five decades. Major developments in our understanding of the organization and regulation of the immune system have indicated a close relationship between host nutritional status and systemic immunity. However, surprisingly little is known regarding the impact of nutrition on the mucosal immune system (and vice-versa) of the digestive tract, a system that functions almost independently from the systemic immune apparatus. The objective of this Research Topic is to formulate innovative hypotheses regarding specific mechanisms by which macro- and micro-nutrients affect gut immunity. A better understanding of the links between nutrients, the gut microbiome and the intestinal immune system should pave the way to the development of innovative approaches that target activation of specific immunological pathways for promoting host's gut defense. Such knowledge should impact on the development of vaccine formulations and intervention strategies for improved control of enteric infections in malnourished children.


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

Recent Articles

Loading..

About Frontiers Research Topics

With their unique mixes of varied contributions from Original Research to Review Articles, Research Topics unify the most influential researchers, the latest key findings and historical advances in a hot research area! Find out more on how to host your own Frontiers Research Topic or contribute to one as an author.

Topic Editors

Loading..

Submission Deadlines

Submission closed.

Participating Journals

Loading..

Topic Editors

Loading..

Submission Deadlines

Submission closed.

Participating Journals

Loading..
Loading..

total views article views article downloads topic views

}
 
Top countries
Top referring sites
Loading..

Comments

Loading..

Add a comment

Add comment
Back to top