Arginine and immunity.

  title={Arginine and immunity.},
  author={Petar J. Popovic and Herbert J. Zeh and Juan B. Ochoa},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  volume={137 6 Suppl 2},
For many years, dietary arginine supplementation, often combined with other substances, has been used as a mechanism to boost the immune system. Considerable controversy, however, exists as to the benefits and indications of dietary arginine due in part to a poor understanding of the role played by this amino acid in maintaining immune function. Emerging knowledge promises to clear this controversy and allow for arginine's safe use. In myeloid cells, arginine is mainly metabolized either by… CONTINUE READING