Kurt Z Long

Summary

Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Vitamin A supplementation reduces the monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 intestinal immune response of Mexican children
    Kurt Z Long
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    J Nutr 136:2600-5. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Energetic and nutritional regulation of the adaptive immune response and trade-offs in ecological immunology
    Kurt Z Long
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 01227, USA
    Am J Hum Biol 16:499-507. 2004
  3. ncbi request reprint The comparative impact of iron, the B-complex vitamins, vitamins C and E, and selenium on diarrheal pathogen outcomes relative to the impact produced by vitamin A and zinc
    Kurt Z Long
    Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, 1663 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Nutr Rev 65:218-32. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Supplementation with vitamin A reduces watery diarrhoea and respiratory infections in Mexican children
    Kurt Z Long
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, 1663 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Br J Nutr 97:337-43. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Impact of vitamin A on selected gastrointestinal pathogen infections and associated diarrheal episodes among children in Mexico City, Mexico
    Kurt Z Long
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Infect Dis 194:1217-25. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint The effect of vitamin A supplementation on the intestinal immune response in Mexican children is modified by pathogen infections and diarrhea
    Kurt Z Long
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    J Nutr 136:1365-70. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint A double-blind, randomized, clinical trial of the effect of vitamin A and zinc supplementation on diarrheal disease and respiratory tract infections in children in Mexico City, Mexico
    Kurt Z Long
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 83:693-700. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Effect of vitamin A and zinc supplementation on gastrointestinal parasitic infections among Mexican children
    Kurt Z Long
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Pediatrics 120:e846-55. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Vitamin A supplementation has divergent effects on norovirus infections and clinical symptoms among Mexican children
    Kurt Z Long
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    J Infect Dis 196:978-85. 2007
  10. pmc Asymptomatic norovirus infection in Mexican children
    Coralith Garcia
    Center of Infectious Diseases, The University of Texas, School of Public Health, Houston, Texas, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 44:2997-3000. 2006

Research Grants

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Publications10

  1. ncbi request reprint Vitamin A supplementation reduces the monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 intestinal immune response of Mexican children
    Kurt Z Long
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    J Nutr 136:2600-5. 2006
    ..62, 95% CI 0.41-0.94). These findings suggest that vitamin A has an anti-inflammatory effect in the gastrointestinal tract by reducing MCP-1 concentrations...
  2. ncbi request reprint Energetic and nutritional regulation of the adaptive immune response and trade-offs in ecological immunology
    Kurt Z Long
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 01227, USA
    Am J Hum Biol 16:499-507. 2004
    ..Accordingly, fitness costs of immunocompetence are more complex than currently proposed since trade-offs in energetic and nutritional resources produce cross-regulatory effects on immune system subcomponents...
  3. ncbi request reprint The comparative impact of iron, the B-complex vitamins, vitamins C and E, and selenium on diarrheal pathogen outcomes relative to the impact produced by vitamin A and zinc
    Kurt Z Long
    Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, 1663 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Nutr Rev 65:218-32. 2007
    ..The effectiveness of combining multiple micronutrients into one supplement must also be reconsidered...
  4. ncbi request reprint Supplementation with vitamin A reduces watery diarrhoea and respiratory infections in Mexican children
    Kurt Z Long
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, 1663 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Br J Nutr 97:337-43. 2007
    ..Heterogeneity in the response to vitamin A supplementation may reflect heterogeneity in the aetiology and epidemiology of diarrhoeal disease and respiratory tract infections and the impact that supplementation has on the immune response...
  5. ncbi request reprint Impact of vitamin A on selected gastrointestinal pathogen infections and associated diarrheal episodes among children in Mexico City, Mexico
    Kurt Z Long
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Infect Dis 194:1217-25. 2006
    ..The overall effect of vitamin A supplementation on diarrheal disease in community trials may result from its effect on specific diarrheal pathogens...
  6. ncbi request reprint The effect of vitamin A supplementation on the intestinal immune response in Mexican children is modified by pathogen infections and diarrhea
    Kurt Z Long
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    J Nutr 136:1365-70. 2006
    ..These findings suggest that the regulation of the mucosal immune response by vitamin A may depend on the type of enteric pathogen infecting the child and the presence of clinical symptoms...
  7. ncbi request reprint A double-blind, randomized, clinical trial of the effect of vitamin A and zinc supplementation on diarrheal disease and respiratory tract infections in children in Mexico City, Mexico
    Kurt Z Long
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 83:693-700. 2006
    ..The efficacy of micronutrient supplementation in improving childhood health and survival in developing countries may be specific to the micronutrient used and health outcome measured...
  8. ncbi request reprint Effect of vitamin A and zinc supplementation on gastrointestinal parasitic infections among Mexican children
    Kurt Z Long
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Pediatrics 120:e846-55. 2007
    ..We evaluated the effect of vitamin A and zinc supplementation on infections by Giardia lamblia, Ascaris lumbricoides, and Entamoeba histolytica...
  9. ncbi request reprint Vitamin A supplementation has divergent effects on norovirus infections and clinical symptoms among Mexican children
    Kurt Z Long
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    J Infect Dis 196:978-85. 2007
    ..The effect of vitamin A supplementation on viral gastrointestinal infections among young children living in developing countries remains unclear...
  10. pmc Asymptomatic norovirus infection in Mexican children
    Coralith Garcia
    Center of Infectious Diseases, The University of Texas, School of Public Health, Houston, Texas, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 44:2997-3000. 2006
    ..NoV was detected in 48 of 161 stool specimens (29.8%), with 31 children (49.2%) having at least one positive stool. Asymptomatic NoV infection occurred commonly during summertime in a Mexican pediatric population...

Research Grants1

  1. Impact of vitamin A and zinc on diarrheal disease
    KURT LONG; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..These studies will provide the necessary training in epidemiology and immunology that will further prepare the applicant for a career as an independent investigator in the biomedical sciences. ..