Dietary lutein stimulates immune response in the canine.

  title={Dietary lutein stimulates immune response in the canine.},
  author={Hong Wook Kim and Boon P. Chew and Thang S. Wong and Jean Soon Park and B B Weng and Kellie Byrne and Michael G. Hayek and Gregory A. Reinhart},
  journal={Veterinary immunology and immunopathology},
  volume={74 3-4},
The possible immuno-modulatory action of dietary lutein in dogs is not known. Female Beagle dogs (17-18-month old; 11.4+/-0.4kg body weight) were supplemented daily with 0, 5, 10 or 20mg lutein for 12 weeks. Delayed-type hypersensitivity (DTH) response to saline, phytohemagglutinin (PHA) and a polyvalent vaccine was assessed on Weeks 0, 6 and 12. Blood was sampled on Weeks 0, 2, 4, 8 and 12 to assess (1) lymphocyte proliferative response to PHA, concanavalin A (Con A), and pokeweed mitogen (PWM… CONTINUE READING
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