Learn More
Tumor necrosis factor (TNF) is a macrophage derived peptide that has an antitumor action and modulates immune and inflammatory reactions. Dietary fatty acids may modulate TNF production as dietary n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids suppress human monocyte TNF production, but enhance its secretion by murine peritoneal macrophages. Mice were maintained for 5(More)
Infection and inflammation induce alterations in hepatic synthesis and plasma concentrations of the acute phase proteins. Our results show that apolipoprotein (apo) J is a positive acute phase protein. Endotoxin (LPS), tumor necrosis factor (TNF), and interleukin (IL)-1 increased hepatic mRNA and serum protein levels of apo J in Syrian hamsters. Hepatic apo(More)
Dietary fish oil has immunomodulatory effects that are mediated in part by its effects on cytokines. Secretion of the inflammatory and the anti-inflammatory cytokines tumor necrosis factor (TNF) and interleukin (IL)-10 by murine resident peritoneal macrophages was monitored after ex vivo stimulation with lipopolysaccharide. Macrophages were obtained from(More)
PUFA are susceptible to oxidation. However, the chain-reaction of lipid peroxidation can be interrupted by antioxidants. Whether an increased concentration of PUFA in the body leads to decreased antioxidant capacity and/or increased consumption of antioxidants is not known. To elucidate the relationship between plasma total antioxidant capacity (TAC), the(More)
Eicosanoids are oxidative derivatives of arachidonic acid. When produced in excess many of them are proinflammatory agents. This study investigates whether dietary arachidonic acid enhances arachidonic acid phospholipid content of various tissues and whether this enrichment increases eicosanoid production. Male Syrian hamsters were divided into four groups(More)
Tumor necrosis factor (TNF), prostaglandin (PG) E2 and 6-keto-PGF1 alpha production by murine peritoneal macrophages was monitored following in vitro stimulation with lipopolysaccharide. Macrophages were obtained from mice fed diets containing increasing ratios of (n-3) to (n-6) fatty acids by addition of (n-3) polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) to the(More)
Infection and inflammation increase serum triglyceride and cholesterol levels in rodents and rabbits. Endotoxin (LPS) has been used as a model of infection and its effects on triglyceride metabolism have been previously characterized. In the present study we demonstrate that both low (100 ng/100 g body weight) and high dose (100 micrograms/100 g body(More)
Infection and inflammation are associated with alterations in lipid metabolism that may be mediated by cytokines such as TNF and IL-1. This study determined the effects of TNF and IL-1 on certain aspects of cholesterol metabolism. TNF or IL-1 administration to Syrian hamsters increased serum cholesterol levels by 17 and 21%, respectively, and decreased HDL(More)
Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) affect immune response, partly by affecting cytokine secretion. Omega-3 PUFA decrease tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha secretion by RAW 264.7 macrophages but increase TNF-alpha secretion by primary elicited peritoneal macrophages in vitro. In this study, the effects of omega-3 and omega-6 PUFA on(More)