Impact of ingestion of rice bran and shitake mushroom extract on lymphocyte function and cytokine production in healthy rats.

@article{Giese2008ImpactOI,
  title={Impact of ingestion of rice bran and shitake mushroom extract on lymphocyte function and cytokine production in healthy rats.},
  author={Scott Giese and George Richard Sabell and Mary Coussons-Read},
  journal={Journal of dietary supplements},
  year={2008},
  volume={5 1},
  pages={
          47-61
        }
}
This article provides a controlled evaluation of the ability of dietary supplementation with a commercially available rice bran extract modified with shitake mushroom extract (MGN-3) to support the immune function by assessing the ability of immunocytes to proliferate and produce cytokines in response to a mitogenic challenge. Twenty-four male Lewis rats were fed a control diet (Maypo sweetened oatmeal) or Maypo containing the recommended daily dose of MGN-3 for 2 weeks. This treatment modestly… CONTINUE READING
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