1st Edition

The Role of Vitamins in Combating Infectious Viral Diseases

Edited By Aditya Arya, Rakesh Kaushik Copyright 2025
    168 Pages 7 Color & 10 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    168 Pages 7 Color & 10 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This book highlights the role of vitamins in preventing or reducing the pathogenesis or treatment of infectious viral diseases based on current ongoing research and past work. Using clinical evidence and trials that suggest the potential benefits of vitamin supplementation as prophylactic and therapeutic in infectious viral diseases, each individual vitamin is described in this context in separate chapters. It will be a valuable reference aid to researchers, clinicians, and medical bodies to develop improved therapeutic regimens.

    Key Features:

    1. Acts as a one-stop resource on the relevance of vitamins in infectious viral diseases.

    2. Provides a clinical focus on disease prevention and therapy using vitamins for clinicians and researchers.

    3. Discusses the molecular mechanisms of vitamins in Covid-19 and other viral diseases.

    Chapter 1

    Infectious viral diseases: History and Pandemics

    Sneha Singh, Tarun Tyagi


    Chapter 2

    Vitamin Dysregulation and Perturbations in Viral Diseases: Metabolism and Biochemistry

    Rakesh Kaushik and Meghna Garg


    Chapter 3

    Role of vitamins in SARS- and related infections

    Shilpa Mahajan,  Rakesh Kaushik and Vivek Dhar Dwivedi


    Chapter 4

    Role of Fat-soluble Vitamins in Combating MERS & Related Respiratory Viral Diseases

    Vignesh Sounderrajan, Sam Ebenezer Rajadas, Thangam T, Sudhanarayani S Rao, Sakthivel Jeyaraj, Krupakar Parthasarathy


    Chapter 5

    Role of Lipid soluble Vitamins in MERS and related infections

    Rajan Malhotra, Gurseen Rakhra, Priya Chouhan, Gurmeen Rakhra, Ratna Rabha


    Chapter 6

    The Role of vitamins in Influenza A and related infections: Prophylactic and Therapeutic Benefits. 

    Nasreen Akhtar, Himmat Singh


    Chapter 7

    Prophylactic and Therapeutic Role of Water-soluble Vitamins in Covid-19

    Vipin Kumar Sharma, Jyoti Sangwan, Ahana Dasgupta, Shilpa Raina


    Chapter 8

    Prophylactic and Therapeutic Roles of Lipid-Soluble Vitamins in Covid-19:  Promises and Scepticism

    Ramya T, Shashi Dhar Mehta, Aditya Arya


    Chapter 9

    Preventive and Therapeutic Roles of Water-Soluble Vitamins in Ebola Infection

    Ayushi Sharma, Anjana Goel


    Chapter 10

    Novel Vitamin Interventional Therapies and Approaches Against Infectious Viral Diseases

    Bhavya Jain, Nida Siddiqui, Lokesh Kori


    Aditya Arya, Ph.D.

    Aditya Arya is currently working as a Scientist at the National Institute of Malaria Research, a flagship lab of ICMR, where he has main responsibilities of molecular diagnostics.  He has completed his PhD from the Peptide and Proteomics division of the Defence Institute of Physiology and Allied Science, New Delhi, with proteomics and nanomedicine as thrust areas. Prior to this, he completed his master's in Biochemistry from Madurai Kamaraj University with distinction Merit.  He has made a vast contribution to high altitude biology, the discovery of proteomics signatures, and redox regulation in hypoxic-stress proven and recognised by 40+ research papers, 10+ book chapters and 10+ books. He holds proven expertise in proteomics, microscopy and cell-based biochemical assays including flow cytometry, protein-protein interactions, and systems biology on which he acquired training from prestigious institutions such as European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Heidelberg; Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton, Charte University, Berlin and many more. He has also been awarded several grants and awards from EMBL, CSIR and ICMR to present his work in more than 10 countries. His current area of research focuses on developing a panel signature of integrated omics for various environmental stresses and the use of bioinformatics and proteomics approaches to obtain consensus anticancer descriptors from dietary antioxidants. 

    Rakesh Kaushik, Ph.D.

    Rakesh Kaushik presently serves as a Research Associate at the flagship laboratory of ICAR, the Central Institute for Research on Goats. Before this, he held the position of Scientist-B at ICMR-National Institute of Malaria Research in New Delhi, focusing primarily on molecular diagnostics in his key responsibilities. Dr. Kaushik earned his Doctorate in Biotechnology from GLA University, where he conducted his experimental research at the Molecular Genetics Division of ICAR-Central Institute for Research on Goats (ICAR-CIRG) in Mathura. Delving extensively into the consequences of heat stress on biochemical, DNA, and RNA aspects, he has authored over 25 research papers, in addition to more than 35 abstracts, six book chapters, and a practical handbook on the subject. Dr. Kaushik possesses extensive expertise in molecular techniques, including RT-PCR, 2-D Electrophoresis, SDS-PAGE, and molecular marker analysis. During the challenging times of the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Kaushik exhibited leadership by overseeing the molecular diagnostic procedures for more than 50 thousand samples while collaborating with ICMR.