This book provides valuable coverage on various immunomodulatory research associated with nutraceutical studies, from plant to animal and marine sources. The book focuses on the various properties of nutraceutical and functional foods, from dietary fibers to fungus, marine sources, ginseng, and several others. Its content is also dedicated to the nutraceutical potential and applications of these modulators. The first section of this book focuses mainly on the recent developments in nutraceutical and functional food associated with various immunomodulators. The next section covers the micronutrients and macronutrients level in order to share important data and help readers gain a basic understanding of the techno-functional, nutraceutical potential and applications of nutritional treatment under specific disease conditions. A detailed overview providing the structural and functional properties related to immunomodulators will be highly beneficial for academics and advanced-level students in immunology, food science, clinical medicine, and life sciences.
Chapter 1. Nanotechnology based bacterial immunotherapy.- Chapter 2. Immunomodulatory properties of nutraceuticals and functional foods.- Chapter 3. Immunoregulatory bioactive phytoconstituents- recent trends and future challenges.- Chapter 4. Plant derived immunomodulators and immune system.- Chapter 5. Polyphenols and its effect on immune system.- Chapter 6. Mineral nutraceuticals and immunity enhancement.- Chapter 7. Nutraceuticals as disease preventive food and immunity boosters.- Chapter 8. Current and Future prospects of flavonoids for human Immune system.- Chapter 9. Resveratrol and immunomodulation.- Chapter 10. Immunomodulation impact of curcumin and its derivative as a natural ingredient.- Chapter 11. Colchicine and andrographolide as natural immunomodulators.- Chapter 12. Immune booster property of epigallocatechin-3-gallate and catechin.- Chapter 13. Recent advances of nutraceutical and functional foods in immune health.- Chapter 14.Therapeutic effects of Withania somnifera-an overview with special focus on Alzheimer’s disease and infertility among youth.
Rajesh K. Kesharwani, PhD, has more than 12 years of research and 9 years of teaching experience from various institutes of India in bioinformatics and biotechnology education. He has received several awards, including the NASI Swarna Jayanti Puruskar by the National Academy of Sciences of India. He has supervised 01 Ph.D., and more than 20 UG, PG students for their research work, has authored over 48 peer reviewed articles, 22 book chapters and 12 edited Books with international publishers. Dr. Kesharwani has been a member of many scientific communities as well as a reviewer for many international journals. He has presented many papers at various national and international conferences. He has received his M.Tech and PhD from the Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad and worked at NIT Warangal for couple of semester. He has received GATE fellowship from Ministry of Human Resource Development, India, and Senior Research Fellowship from the Indian Council of Medical Research, India. His research fields of interest are medical informatics, protein structure and function prediction, computer-aided drug designing, structural biology, drug delivery, cancer biology, nano-biotechnology, and biomedical sciences.
Raj K. Keservani, MPharm, is a faculty at the CSM Group of Institutions, Allahabad, India. He has more than 10 years of academic experience from various institutes of India in pharmaceutical education. He has published 30 peer-reviewed papers in the field of pharmaceutical sciences in national and international journals, 30 book chapters, 2 co-authored books, and 15 edited books. He is also active as a reviewer for several international scientific journals. Mr. Keservani graduated with a pharmacy degree from the Department of Pharmacy, Kumaun University, Nainital (UA), India. He received his Master of Pharmacy (MPharm) (specialization in pharmaceutics) from the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya, Bhopal, India. His research interests include nutraceutical and functional foods, novel drug delivery systems (NDDS), transdermal drug delivery/ drug delivery, health science, cancer biology, and neurobiology.
Anil K. Sharma, PhD, MPharm, is an assistant professor, School of Medical and Allied Sciences, G D Goenka University, Sohna, Haryana, India. He has expertise in the area of pharmaceutics with a background in drug delivery. He has taught these subjects for nearly 10 years at institutions such as the Delhi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research, University of Delhi, and School of Medical and Allied Sciences, G D Goenka University. Prior to taking up the current role in 2018, Anil Kumar Sharma served in academic position such as a lecturer (pharmaceutics), Delhi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research, University of Delhi. Anil Kumar Sharma holds a PhD (Pharmaceutical Sciences) from the University of Delhi, MPharm (Pharmaceutics) from Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya, and BPharm from the University of Rajasthan.