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Immunobiology of mild micronutrient deficiencies.

Abstract

Nutrition is a critical determinant of the outcome of host microbe interactions through a modulation of the immune response. Besides macronutrient malnutrition, deficiencies of several macronutrients also influence immune homeostasis and thus affect infection-related morbidity and mortality. Deficiencies of micronutrients like vitamin A, iron and zinc are widely prevalent among populations living in developing countries. Besides their severe deficiencies, subclinical deficiencies are known to impair biological functions in the host, immune function being one of them. The effects of these micronutrients on various immune mechanisms are briefly reviewed in this article.

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    National Institute of Nutrition, Indian Council of Medical Research, Jamai-Osmania P.O., Hyderabad-500 007, Andhra Pradesh, India. nin@ap.ap.nic.in

    Source

    The British journal of nutrition 85 Suppl 2: 2001 May pg S75-80

    MeSH

    Anemia, Iron-Deficiency
    Antioxidants
    Bacterial Infections
    Developing Countries
    Female
    Humans
    Micronutrients
    Phagocytes
    Pregnancy
    Pregnancy Complications, Infectious
    T-Lymphocytes
    Virus Diseases
    Vitamin A
    Vitamin A Deficiency
    Zinc

    Pub Type(s)

    Journal Article
    Review

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    11509093

    Citation

    Bhaskaram, P. "Immunobiology of Mild Micronutrient Deficiencies." The British Journal of Nutrition, vol. 85 Suppl 2, 2001, pp. S75-80.
    Bhaskaram P. Immunobiology of mild micronutrient deficiencies. Br J Nutr. 2001;85 Suppl 2:S75-80.
    Bhaskaram, P. (2001). Immunobiology of mild micronutrient deficiencies. The British Journal of Nutrition, 85 Suppl 2, pp. S75-80.
    Bhaskaram P. Immunobiology of Mild Micronutrient Deficiencies. Br J Nutr. 2001;85 Suppl 2:S75-80. PubMed PMID: 11509093.
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