“Spicing Up” of the Immune System by Curcumin

  title={“Spicing Up” of the Immune System by Curcumin},
  author={Ganesh Chandra Jagetia and Bharat Bhushan Aggarwal},
  journal={Journal of Clinical Immunology},
Curcumin (diferuloylmethane) is an orange-yellow component of turmeric (Curcuma longa), a spice often found in curry powder. Traditionally known for its an antiinflammatory effects, curcumin has been shown in the last two decades to be a potent immunomodulatory agent that can modulate the activation of T cells, B cells, macrophages, neutrophils, natural killer cells, and dendritic cells. Curcumin can also downregulate the expression of various proinflammatory cytokines including TNF, IL-1, IL-2… 
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