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CABI Book Chapter

Nutrition and immune function.

Book cover for Nutrition and immune function.


This book contains 18 chapters discussing the roles of specific nutrients in maintaining the immune response and protection against infection and non-communicable diseases, and the influence of various factors, such as exercise and aging, on the interaction between nutrition and immune function. The contents include methods for studying nutrient-immune function interactions, the impact of undernut...


Chapter 14 (Page no: 273)

Role of local immunity and breast-feeding in mucosal homoeostasis and defence against infections.

This chapter discusses the following topics: (1) antibody-mediated defence in the neonates; (2) immune induction in mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue; (3) postnatal development of mucosal immunity; (4) mucosal induction of oral tolerance; (5) immune exclusion and IgA-mediated mucosal homeostasis; and, (6) protective and immunoregulatory effects of breast milk.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) The immune system: an overview. Author(s): Devereux, G.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 21) Evaluation of the effects of nutrients on immune function. Author(s): Cunningham-Rundles, S.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 41) Effect of post-natal protein malnutrition and intrauterine growth retardation on immunity and risk of infection. Author(s): Chandra, R. K.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 57) Fatty acids, inflammation and immunity. Author(s): Calder, P. C. Field, C. J.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 93) Arginine and immune function. Author(s): Duff, M. D. Daly, J. M.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 109) Glutamine and the immune system. Author(s): Calder, P. C. Newsholme, P.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 133) Sulphur amino acids, glutathione and immune function. Author(s): Grimble, R. F.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 151) Vitamin A, infection and immune function. Author(s): Semba, R. D.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 171) Antioxidant vitamins and immune function. Author(s): Hughes, D. A.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 193) Zinc, infection and immune function. Author(s): Prasad, A. S.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 209) Role of iron in immunity and infection. Author(s): Kuvibidila, S. Baliga, B. S.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 229) Selenium and the immune system. Author(s): McKenzie, R. C. Arthur, J. R. Miller, S. M. Rafferty, T. S. Beckett, G. J.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 251) Probiotics and immune function. Author(s): Gill, H. S. Cross, M. L.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 321) Food allergy. Author(s): Opara, E.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 347) Exercise and immune function - effect of nutrition. Author(s): Petersen, E. W. Pedersen, B. K.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 357) Nutrition and ageing of the immune system. Author(s): Lesourd, B. Raynaud-Simon, A. Mazari, L.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 375) Nutrition, infection and immunity: public health implications. Author(s): Tomkins, A.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Laboratory for Immunohistochemistry and Immunopathology (LIIPAT), Institute of Pathology, University of Oslo, Rikshospitalet, N-0027 Oslo, Norway.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2002
  • ISBN
  • 0851995837
  • Record Number
  • 20023164002