These include effects of macronutrients (carbohydrates, proteins/amino acids, lipids, cholesterol), micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) and other food components, including phytonutrients and pre- and pro-biotics. Emphasis spans relevant research using cell culture, animal model systems, and human clinical trials to understand interactions of nutrients and metabolic processes and their influence on health and disease.

 

The List of Reviewers lists all present, whether permanent or temporary, to provide the full scope of expertise present on that date. Lists are posted 30 days before the meeting and are tentative, pending any last minute changes.

Review Dates

Membership Panel

The membership panel is a list of chartered members only.

Topics


  • Macronutrients and their metabolites: mechanisms of absorption, metabolism, utilization, inter-organ flux and turnover; the role of cholesterol, lipids and lipoproteins in physiological and pathophysiological processes; nutrient effects on microbiota composition and metabolism; maternal-fetal programing; mechanisms underlying inherited disorders of macronutrient metabolism.
  • Micronutrients: vitamin and mineral requirements, absorption, utilization, metabolism, and function including genetics affecting these processes; effects on neurochemistry, brain development and cognition.
  • Other food components: the role of carotenoids, flavonoids, polyphenols and other phytochemicals on gene expression, cellular functions and metabolic processes.
  • Oxidative stress and antioxidants: effects of nutrients, other food components, and metabolic substrates on the generation of reactive oxygen and nitrogen species, disease processes, antioxidant defenses and inflammation.
  • Differentiation, pre-cancer, and immune responses: effects of nutrients and other food components on normal and abnormal cell differentiation, development, proliferation, and immune functions.

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Shared Interests and Overlaps

There are shared interests with Integrative Physiology of Obesity and Diabetes (IPOD) in the investigation of nutritional communication with the brain. Applications that focus on nutritional, dietary, microbiota influences on metabolic brain disturbances may be reviewed by INMP. Applications focused on neural signaling pathways modulating food intake and metabolism may be reviewed by IPOD.

There are shared interests with Pregnancy and Neonatology Study Section (PN) in the investigation of nutrients effects on maternal/fetal health. Applications that focus on nutritional effects on maternal and infant health may be reviewed by INMP. Applications focused on nutritional effects to the maternal/fetal development may be reviewed by PN.

There are shared interests with Hepatobiliary Pathophysiology Study Section (HBPP) in the investigation of lipid and cholesterol signaling pathways. Applications that focus on nutrients effects on liver metabolism may be reviewed by INMP. Applications focused on cholesterol and lipid metabolism on liver development and diseases may be reviewed by HBPP.

There are shared interests with Vascular Cell and Molecular Biology Study Section (VCMB) in the investigation of lipid and cholesterol signaling pathways. Applications focused on the role of lipoproteins- their synthesis, degradation, metabolism, utilization, and inter-organ flux and turnover may be assigned to INMP. Applications involving oxidized lipoproteins effects on vascular cells may be reviewed by VCMB

There are shared interests with Cancer Prevention Study Section (CPSS) in the investigation of metabolism and nutritional effects of pre-cancer cells. Applications that focused on signaling pathways that modulate effects of obesity and nutrition of normal and abnormal cells differentiation and growth may be assigned to INMP. Applications focused on nutritional effects on cancer chemoprevention may be reviewed by CPSS.

There are shared interests with SKeletal Biology Development and Disease (SBDD) in the investigation of nutrients effects on bone diseases. Applications that focus on signaling pathways that modulate nutrients effects on bone physiology may be assigned to INMP. Applications focused on effects of vitamins and nutrients on bones and joints related diseases may be reviewed by SBDD.

There are shared interests with Skeletal Muscle Biology and Exercise Physiology (SMEP) in the investigation of nutrients effects on muscle function. Applications that focus on signaling pathways that modulate nutrients effects on muscle physiology may be assigned to INMP. Applications focused on effects of vitamins and nutrients on skeletal muscle diseases may be reviewed by SMEP