Effect of micronutrient status on natural killer cell immune function in healthy free-living subjects aged >/=90 y.

@article{Ravaglia2000EffectOM,
  title={Effect of micronutrient status on natural killer cell immune function in healthy free-living subjects aged >/=90 y.},
  author={Giovanni Ravaglia and Paola Forti and Fabiola Maioli and Luciana Bastagli and Andrea Facchini and Erminia Mariani and Lucia Maria Savarino and Simonetta Sassi and Domenico Cucinotta and Gino Lenaz},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2000},
  volume={71 2},
  pages={590-8}
}
BACKGROUND Natural killer (NK) cells play a role in natural immunity against tumor and infected cells. Advanced aging is associated with functional impairment of NK cells and increased susceptibility to nutritional deficiencies. OBJECTIVE Our objective was to test whether micronutrient status affects NK cell activity in an older population. DESIGN The relations between NK cell variables (percentage of leukocytes and cytotoxicity) and blood concentrations of selected micronutrients were… CONTINUE READING
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