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Immunomodulatory Potential of Phytochemicals: Recent Updates

  • Nidhi Sharma
  • Herschel S. Dhekne
  • Sabyasachi Senapati
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Abstract

Phytochemicals perform wide array of functions related to plant physiology. Beside these they are often being used as therapeutics for prevention or cure of wide range of human diseases. Phytochemicals considered being exciting metabolites since ages as they play significant role in maintain good health through balanced nutrition and immune homeostasis. Various phytochemicals obtained from different parts of plant comprises of tremendous anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancerous, neuro- protective and cardio protective properties. Beside these they are often being used as therapeutics for prevention or cure of wide range of human diseases. Easy and specific delivery as well as the bioavailability of phytochemicals considered to be important factors to get benefits of phytochemicals. Recent in vitro and in vivo studies have uncovered the molecular functions of several phytochemicals. Their role in modulating humoral as well as cell mediated immune system has been explored.

Keywords

Anti-cancerous Anti-inflammatory Bioavailability Immune homeostasis Phytochemicals 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nidhi Sharma
    • 1
  • Herschel S. Dhekne
    • 2
  • Sabyasachi Senapati
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Human Genetics and Molecular MedicineCentral University of PunjabBathindaIndia
  2. 2.Department of BiochemistryStanford UniversityStanfordUSA

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