Dietary Components and Immune Function

  • Ronald Ross Watson
  • Sherma Zibadi
  • Victor R. Preedy

Part of the Nutrition and Health book series (NH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Development of Human Immune Responses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ger T. Rijkers, Laetitia Niers, Marianne Stasse-Wolthuis, Frans M. Rombouts
      Pages 3-23
    3. Maristella A. Landgraf, Richardt G. Landgraf, Zuleica B. Fortes
      Pages 43-62
    4. Spiridoula Athanasiadou, Jos G. M. Houdijk
      Pages 63-74
    5. Javier Romeo Marin, Julia Wärnberg, E. Nova, Gómez-Martínez S Sonia, Ligia Esperanza Díaz, A. Veses et al.
      Pages 75-87
    6. Pedro Manoel Mendes Moraes-Vieira, Richardt Gama Landgraf, Niels Olsen Saraiva Câmara
      Pages 89-110
    7. Qingde Zhou, Salomon Amar
      Pages 111-128
  3. Nutrients and Immunomodulation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. Manuel A. de Pablo Martínez, Maria A. Puertollano, Elena Puertollano
      Pages 131-153
    3. Jean-Luc Desseyn, Frédéric Gottrand
      Pages 155-172
    4. Saji Menon, Shalini Jain, Ravinder Nagpal, Manoj Kumar, Dheeraj Mohania, Dhananjay Yadav et al.
      Pages 217-226
    5. James P. McClung, Daniel G. Peterson
      Pages 253-262
    6. Joanne E. Arsenault, Eduardo Villamor
      Pages 263-279
  4. Nutriceuticals and Immune-mediated Cancer Therapy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 281-281

About this book


Dietary Components and Immune Function focuses on immune modulation, immune mediated disease resistance, immune changes due to AIDS, immune modulated cancer therapy, and autoimmune diseases as modified by dietary supplement, bioactive foods and supplements. The potential value of such approaches in maintaining wellness and preventing disease are addressed by examining their effects in vitro and in vivo on innate and adaptive immune responses. Emerging fields of science and important discoveries relating to early stages of new nutriceuticals in cancer prevention, prior to clinical trials are also covered. This volume represents a single source of material related to nutriceuticals and their constituents as they relate to cancer therapy and prevention. As such the book will be essential reading for nutritionists, pharmacologists, health care professionals, research scientists, cancer workers, pathologists, molecular or cellular biochemists, physicians, general practitioners as well as those interested in diet and nutrition in disease resistance via immune regulation.


AIDS Allergy Asthma Bioactive food Bioactive foods Botanical extracts Malnutrition Nutrition cancer prevention polysaccharides traditional Chinese medicine

Editors and affiliations

  • Ronald Ross Watson
    • 1
  • Sherma Zibadi
    • 2
  • Victor R. Preedy
    • 3
  1. 1.Health Sciences Center, Department of Health Promotion SciencesUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA
  2. 2.Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of, Public HealthUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA
  3. 3.Dept. Nutrition & DieteticsKing's CollegeLondonUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-60761-060-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-60761-061-8
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