Induction of Interferon-Gamma (IFN-γ) and T Helper 1 (Th1) Immune Response by Bitter Gourd Extract(Immunology)

@inproceedings{Ike2005InductionOI,
  title={Induction of Interferon-Gamma (IFN-γ) and T Helper 1 (Th1) Immune Response by Bitter Gourd Extract(Immunology)},
  author={Kazunori Ike and Yuko Uchida and Tomohiko Nakamura and Soichi Imai},
  year={2005}
}
Mice were inoculated intraperitoneally wih 34 different types of vegetable juices, and interferon-gamma (IFN-y) and interleukin-4 (IL-4) were measured as markers for the induction of Th1 and Th2 cells, respectively. SerumIFN-y level was markedly increased in mice inoculated with bitter gourd (Momordica charantia) juice, but IL-4 levels were not increased with any of the 34 vegetable juices. Testing of the various components of bitter gourd, including peel, pulp, and seed, showed that the pulp… CONTINUE READING

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