Role of Immunity in COVID-19
This special issue belongs to
|International Journal of Biochemistry and Biomolecules
Deadline for Manuscript Submission
|March 31st, 2022
Deadline for Publication
|April 15, 2022
Special Issue Description
The immune system exists to protect the host from harmful environmental agents, particularly pathogenic organisms such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, or parasites. To combat such a diverse set of threats, the human immune system has evolved to include a plethora of cell types, communicating molecules, and functional responses. The immune system is always active, conducting surveillance, but its activity is increased when a person becomes infected. This increased activity is accompanied by an increase in metabolism, which necessitates the use of energy sources, biosynthesis substrates, and regulatory molecules. The diet ultimately provides these energy sources, substrates, and regulatory molecules.
As a result, an adequate supply of a variety of nutrients is required to support the immune system's optimal function. The Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has rapidly spread and has now become a pandemic. Severe COVID-19 is caused by a novel human coronavirus known as severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and is characterized by cytokine storm syndromes caused by innate immune activation. Primary immunodeficiency (PID) patients are a unique patient population whose compromised immune system may make them susceptible to severe infections, putting them at greater risk of COVID-19, but it may also result in suppressed inflammatory responses and cytokine storm.
* Primary immunodeficiency
* Immune system
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