Carotenoids modulate cytokine production in Peyer's patch cells ex vivo.

@article{Yamaguchi2010CarotenoidsMC,
  title={Carotenoids modulate cytokine production in Peyer's patch cells ex vivo.},
  author={Masaya Yamaguchi and Isao Hasegawa and Nobuo Yahagi and Yasuhito Ishigaki and Fumihide Takano and Tomihisa Ohta},
  journal={Journal of agricultural and food chemistry},
  year={2010},
  volume={58 15},
  pages={
          8566-72
        }
}
This study investigated the effects of carotenoid and capsaicin constituents of Capsicum on intestinal immune responses in mice. Peyer's patch (PP) cells were isolated from mice orally administered with capsaicin, or one of three carotenoids (beta-carotene, beta-cryptoxanthin, or lycopene), at 5 mg/kg/day for 7 consecutive days. Collagenase-separated PP cells were then cultured in the presence or absence of concanavalin A (Con A). PP cells from mice treated with capsaicin, beta-carotene, or… 

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