Curcumin enhances non-inflammatory phagocytic activity of RAW264.7 cells.


Present study was performed to assess the effect of curcumin treatment on macrophage functions using RAW264.7 cells, a murine macrophage cell line. Phagocytic activity of RAW264.7 cells was enhanced by the treatment with curcumin for 48 hours while the nitric oxide synthesis from RAW264.7 cells following lipopolysaccharide exposure was blocked. The… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.bbrc.2008.12.135