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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: NUTRITION, AGING, IMMUNE AND INFLAMMATORY RESPONSES IN HEALTH AND DISEASES

Location: Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

Yogurt: role in healthy and active aging - (Review Article)
El-Abbadi, N.H., Dao, M., Meydani, S.N. 2014. Yogurt: role in healthy and active aging. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 99 (supp):1263S-1270S.
The role of yogurt in improving the quality of the American diet and meeting dietary guidelines - (Review Article)
Webb, D., Donovan, S.M., Meydani, S.N. 2014. The role of yogurt in improving the quality of the American diet and meeting dietary guidelines. Nutrition Reviews. 72(3):180-189. DOI:10.1111/nure.12098.
Yogurt, immune function and infectious disease: can yogurt be used to protect the elderly against infections? - (Review Article)
(28-Jan-14)
Vitamin E, vitamin A and zinc status are not releated to serologic response to influenza vaccine in older adults: an observational prospective cohort study - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sundaram, M., Meydani, S., Vandermause, M., Shay, D., Coleman, L. 2014. Vitamin E, vitamin A and zinc status are not releated to serologic response to influenza vaccine in older adults: an observational prospective cohort study. Nutrition Research. 34:149-154. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nutres.2013.12.004.
Dietary wolfberry supplementation enhances protective effect of flu vaccine against influenza challenge in aged mice - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Du, X., Wang, J., Niu, X., Smith, D., Wu, D., Meydani, S.N. 2014. Dietary wolfberry supplementation enhances protective effect of flu vaccine against influenza challenge in aged mice. Journal of Nutrition. 144:224-229.
Obesity during pregnancy alters maternal oxidant balance and micronutrient status - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sen, S., Iyer, C., Meydani, S.N. 2014. Obesity during pregnancy alters maternal oxidant balance and micronutrient status. Journal of Perinatology. 34:105-111.
Dietary supplementation with white button mushroom augments the protective immune response to Salmonella vaccine in mice - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wang, J., Niu, X., Du, X., Smith, D., Meydani, S.N., Wu, D. 2014. Dietary supplementation with white button mushroom augments the protective immune response to Salmonella vaccine in mice. Journal of Nutrition. 144(1):98-105. DOI:10.3945/jn.113.185165.
Micronutrient supplementation and T-cell mediated immune responses in patients with tuberculosis in Tanzania - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kawai, K., Meydani, S.N., Urassa, W., Wu, D., Mugusi, F.M., Saathoff, E., Bosch, R.J., Villamor, E., Spiegelman, D., Fawzi, W.W. 2014. Micronutrient supplementation and T-cell mediated immune responses in patients with tuberculosis in Tanzania. Epidemiology and Infection. 142(7):1505-1509. DOI:10.1017/S0950268813002495.
In vivo regulation of gene transcription by alpha- and gamma-Tocopherol in murine T lymphocytes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zingg, J., Han, S., Pang, E., Meydani, M., Meydani, S.N., Azzi, A. 2013. In vivo regulation of gene transcription by alpha- and gamma-Tocopherol in murine T lymphocytes. Archives Of Biochemistry and Biophysics. 538(2):111-119.
Iron biology, immunology, aging and obesity: four fields connected by the small peptide hormone, hepcidin - (Review Article)
Dao, M., Meydani, S.N. 2013. Iron biology, immunology, aging and obesity: four fields connected by the small peptide hormone, hepcidin. Advances in Nutrition. 4:602-617. DOI:10.3945/an.113.004424.
Multinutrient-fortified juices improve vitamin D and vitamin E status in children: A randomized controlled trial - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Economos, C.D., Moore, C.E., Hyatt, R.R., Kuder, J., Chen, T., Meydani, S.N., Meydani, M., Klein, E., Biancuzzo, R.M., Holick, M.F. 2014. Multinutrient-fortified juices improve vitamin D and vitamin E status in children: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 114:709-717.
Immunomodulating effect of epigallocatechin-3-gallate from green tea: mechanisms and applications - (Review Article)
Pae, M., Wu, D. 2013. Immunomodulating effect of epigallocatechin-3-gallate from green tea: mechanisms and applications. Food and Function. 4(9):1287-1303.
Effect of multivitamin supplementation on measles vaccine response among HIV-infected and HIV-exposed Tanzanian infants - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sudfeld, C., Duggan, C., Histed, A., Manji, K., Meydani, S., Aboud, S., Wang, M., Giovannucci, E., Fawzi, W. 2013. Effect of multivitamin supplementation on measles vaccine response among HIV-infected and HIV-exposed Tanzanian infants. Clinical and Vaccine Immunology. 20(8):1123-1132.
Diet-induced obesity has a differential effect on adipose tissue and macrophage inflammatory responses of young and old mice - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wu, D., Ren, Z., Pae, M., Han, S., Meydani, S. 2013. Diet-induced obesity has a differential effect on adipose tissue and macrophage inflammatory responses of young and old mice. Biofactors. 39(3):326-333.
Obesity impairs cell-mediated immunity during the second trimester of pregnancy - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sen, S., Iyer, C., Klebenov, D., Histed, A., Aviles, J.A., Meydani, S.S. 2013. Obesity impairs cell-mediated immunity during the second trimester of pregnancy. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 208(139):e1-8.
Green tea EGCG, T cells, and T cell-mediated autoimmune diseases - (Review Article)
Wu, D., Wang, J., Pae, M., Meydani, S. 2012. Green tea EGCG, T cells, and T cell-mediated autoimmune diseases. Molecular Aspects of Medicine. 33:107-118.
Green tea epigallocatechin-3-gallate modulates differentiation of naive CD4+ T cells into specific lineage effector cells - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wang, J., Pae, M., Meydani, S.N., Wu, D. 2013. Green tea epigallocatechin-3-gallate modulates differentiation of naive CD4+ T cells into specific lineage effector cells. Journal of Molecular Medicine. 91(4):485-495.
Age-dependent changes in the sphingolipid composition of CD4+ T cell membranes and immune synapses implicate glucosylceramides in age-related T cell dysfunction - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Molano, A., Huang, Z., Marko, M.G., Azzi, A., Wu, D., Wang, E., Kelly, S.L., Merrill, A.H., Bunnell, S.C., Meydani, S.N. 2012. Age-dependent changes in the sphingolipid composition of CD4+ T cell membranes and immune synapses implicate glucosylceramides in age-related T cell dysfunction. PLoS One. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0047650.
Novel soybean oils differing in fatty acid composition alter immune functions of moderately hypercholesterolemic older adults - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Han, S., Lichtenstein, A.H., Ausman, L.M., Meydani, S.N. 2012. Novel soybean oils differing in fatty acid composition alter immune functions of moderately hypercholesterolemic older adults. Journal of Nutrition. 142:2182-2187.
Dietary supplementation with lacto-wolfberry enhances the immune response and reduces pathogenesis to influenza infection in mice - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ren, Z., Na, L., Xu, Y., Rozati, M., Wang, J., Xu, J., Sun, C., Vidal, K., Wu, D., Meydani, S. 2012. Dietary supplementation with lacto-wolfberry enhances the immune response and reduces pathogenesis to influenza infection in mice. Journal of Nutrition. 142:1596-1602.
Obesity during pregnancy impairs fetal iron status: Is hepcidin the link? - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dao, M., Sen, S., Iyer, C., Klebenov, D., Meydani, S.N. 2013. Obesity during pregnancy impairs fetal iron status: is hepcidin the link?. Journal of Perinatology. 33:177-181.
Effect of dietary supplementation with white button mushrooms on host resistance to influenza infection and immune function in mice - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Xu, Y., Na, L., Ren, Z., Xu, J., Sun, C., Smith, D., Meydani, S., Wu, D. 2013. Effect of dietary supplementation with white button mushrooms on host resistance to influenza infection and immune function in mice. British Journal of Nutrition. 109:1052-1061.
Caloric Restriction reduces inflammation and improves T cell-mediated immune response in obese mice but concomitant consumption of curcumin/piperine adds no further benefit - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wang, J., Vanegas, S.M., Du, X., Noble, T., Zingg, J.A., Meydani, M., Meydani, S.N., Wu, D. 2013. Caloric Restriction reduces inflammation and improves T cell-mediated immune response in obese mice but concomitant consumption of curcumin/piperine adds no further benefit. Nutrition and Metabolism. 10:29.
Epigallocatechin-3-gallate inhibits expression of receptors for T cell regulatory cytokines and their downstream signaling in mouse CD4+ T cells - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wang, J., Pae, M., Meydani, S.N., Wu, D. 2012. Epigallocatechin-3-gallate inhibits expression of receptors for T cell regulatory cytokines and their downstream signaling in mouse CD4+ T cells. Journal of Nutrition. 142:566-571.
Vitamin E, signalosomes and gene expression in T cells - (Review Article)
Molano, A., Meydani, S. 2012. Vitamin E, signalosomes and gene expression in T cells. Molecular Aspects of Medicine. 33:55-62.
The role of nutrition in enhancing immunity in aging - (Review Article)
Pae, M., Meydani, S., Wu, D. 2012. The role of nutrition in enhancing immunity in aging. Aging and Disease. 3:91-129.
Epigallocatechin-3-gallate ameliorates experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis by altering balance among CD4+ T cell subsets - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wang, J., Ren, Z., Xu, Y., Xiao, S., Meydani, S.N., Wu, D. 2012. Epigallocatechin-3-gallate ameliorates experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis by altering balance among CD4+ T cell subsets. American Journal of Pathology. 180:221-234.
Dietary supplementation with high dose of epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) promotes inflammatory response in mice - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Munkyong, P., Zhihong, R., Meydani, M., Shang, F., Smith, D., Meydani, S., Wu, D. 2012. Dietary supplementation with high dose of epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) promotes inflammatory response in mice. Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry. 23:526-531.
Patterns of antimicrobial use for respiratory tract infections in older residents of long-term care facilities - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vergidis, P., Hamer, D.H., Meydani, S.N., Dallal, G.E., Barlam, T.F. 2011. Patterns of antimicrobial use for respiratory tract infections in older residents of long-term care facilities. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 59(6):1093-1098.
Epigallocatechin-3-gallate directly suppresses T cell proliferation through impaired IL-2 utilization and cell cycle progression - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pae, M., Meydani, M., Shang, F., Meydani, S.N., Wu, D. 2010. Epigallocatechin-3-gallate directly suppresses T cell proliferation through impaired IL-2 utilization and cell cycle progression. Journal of Nutrition. 140:1509-1515.
Dietary supplementation with tocotrienols enhances imune functiuon in C57BL/6 mice - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ren, Z., Pae, M., Dao, M., Smith, D., Meydani, S., Wu, D. 2010. Dietary supplementation with tocotrienols enhances imune functiuon in C57BL/6 mice. Journal of Nutrition. 140:1335-1341.
Micronutrient status, immune response and infectious disease in elderly of less developed countries - (Review Article)
Dao, M.C., Meydani, S.N. 2009. Micronutrient status, immune response and infectious disease in elderly of less developed countries. Sight and Life Newsletter. 3:6-15.
Last Modified: 8/31/2014
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