Glutamine-enhanced bacterial killing by neutrophils from postoperative patients.


Neutrophils play an important role in host defense by phagocytosing and destroying invading bacteria. A recent investigation revealed that glutamine (Gln) augmented the in vitro bactericidal activity of neutrophils from burn patients. However, it is unclear whether Gln enhances the function of neutrophils in postoperative patients. This study was designed… (More)