Glutamine-supplemented total parenteral nutrition reduces blood mononuclear cell interleukin-8 release in severe acute pancreatitis.

@article{Beaux1998GlutaminesupplementedTP,
  title={Glutamine-supplemented total parenteral nutrition reduces blood mononuclear cell interleukin-8 release in severe acute pancreatitis.},
  author={Andrew C de Beaux and M G O'riordain and James Alexander Ross and L Jodozi and D. Camille Carter and K. C. Fearon},
  journal={Nutrition},
  year={1998},
  volume={14 3},
  pages={261-5}
}
Glutamine, a conditionally essential amino acid, is important for immune function. It is now being formulated for incorporation into total parenteral nutrition (TPN). The aims of this study were to examine the effect of glutamine administration on lymphocyte proliferation and proinflammatory cytokine release in patients with severe acute pancreatitis. Fourteen patients were randomized (in a double-blind fashion) to receive either conventional or isocaloric, isonitrogenous glutamine-supplemented… CONTINUE READING

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