Improvement by several antioxidants of macrophage function in vitro.

  title={Improvement by several antioxidants of macrophage function in vitro.},
  author={M{\'o}nica Del Rio and Gorgonio Ruedas and Sonia Medina and Victor M Victor and M{\'o}nica de la Fuente},
  journal={Life sciences},
  volume={63 10},
The toxic effects of oxygen radicals produced by immune cells can be controlled to certain degree by endogenous antioxidants, because of their scavenger action. This control is specially important in a type of immune cell, i.e.: the phagocyte, which needs oxygen free radicals and uses antioxidants in order to support its functions. Previous studies have shown an stimulation of the immune system with an antioxidant enriched diet. In the present work, we have studied the effects in vitro of… CONTINUE READING