Advances in Health and Disease. Volume 26


Lowell T. Duncan (Editor)

Series: Advances in Health and Disease
BISAC: HEA000000

Advances in Health and Disease. Volume 26 opens with a deep insight into the effects of probiotics on humans, animals and plants, the proposed mechanism of action and their applications.
Following this, the authors focus on the pathophysiology of iron metabolism and hepcidin, their regulation with ferroportin, matripatase-2, as well as the factors involved in causing iron-refractory iron deficiency anemia.
A review is provided on interleukin 6, a small glycoprotein and pleiotropic cytokine produced during chronic inflammation by monocytes, fibroblasts, endothelial cells, lymphocytes, keratinocytes, astrocytes and several malignant cells.
The authors examine the protection of people and the environment from radiation in the event of nuclear accidents, maintaining that in disasters with widespread contamination, the protection system must rely on experts’ ethical values.
To achieve global commitments on the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, the concluding study necessitates enhancing different intervention measures, including strengthening laboratory facilities in different health institutes for early detection.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. An Insight into the Future Perspectives on Probiotics in Health Improvement and Disease Management
(Mahesh Pattabhiramaiah and Shanthala Mallikarjunaiah, Centre for Applied Genetics, Department of Zoology, JnanaBharathi Bangalore University, Bangalore, Karnataka, India)

Chapter 2. An Overview: Role of Hepcidin in Iron-Refractory Iron Deficiency Anemia (IRIDA)
(Divya Gupta, PhD, Deependra Kumar Yadav, PhD, Omkar Awadhiya, MD, and Rajendra Kumar Shukla, PhD, Department of Biochemistry, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India, and others)

Chapter 3. Role of Interleukin 6 (IL-6) and Genetic Variants in Complex Diseases
(Monisha Banerjee and Atar Singh Kushwah, Molecular and Human Genetics Laboratory, Department of Zoology, University of Lucknow, Lucknow, India, and others)

Chapter 4. Radiation Protection (Lessons Learned from the Fukushima Accident)
(Hiromichi Fumoto, PhD, Industrial Inspection Services Division, Japan Inspection Co., Ltd)

Chapter 5. Burden of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV and Challenges in Laboratory Diagnosis
(Chalachew Genet, Bahir Dar University, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Department of Medical Laboratory Science, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia)


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