Zinc and respiratory tract infections

Цинк и COVID-19

In view of the emerging COVID‑19 pandemic caused by SARS‑CoV‑2 virus, the search for potential protective and therapeutic antiviral strategies is of particular and urgent interest. Zinc is known to modulate antiviral and antibacterial immunity and regulate inflammatory response. Despite the lack of clinical data, certain indications suggest that modulation of zinc status may be […]

The role of Zinc in antiviral Immunity

Ролята на цинка в антивирусния имунитет

Zinc is an essential trace element that has a crucial role for growth, development, and the maintenance of antiviral immunity. Its influence reaches all organs and cell types, representing an integral component of approximately 10% of the human proteome, and encompassing hundreds of key enzymes and transcription factors. Zinc deficiency is strikingly common, affecting up […]

The coronavirus disease( COVID-19 ) – A supportive approach with selected micronutrients

The pandemic of COVID-19 spreads worldwide rapidly and has had an enormous public health impact with substantial morbidity and mortality. Especially in high-risk groups, such as older people and patients with comorbidities like diabetes, dementia or cancer. In addition to existing vaccines against COVID-19, maintenance therapies are urgently sought – a supportive approach with selected […]

Effect of improved zinc status on T cells activation

Цинк и Т-клетки

Zinc deficiency in healthy adults leads to impaired immune response, with an effect on the activation status of helper T cells. Mild zinc deficiency is a common condition in healthy elderly individuals leading to impaired cell-mediated immune response. Here we report the effect of improved zinc status on TH1/TH2 balance. Covering on the activation status […]