Malnutrition alters the rates of apoptosis in splenocytes and thymocyte subpopulations of rats.

@article{Ortiz2009MalnutritionAT,
  title={Malnutrition alters the rates of apoptosis in splenocytes and thymocyte subpopulations of rats.},
  author={R Goberna Ortiz and Lu{\'i}sa Cortes and E. Aguilar Cort{\'e}s and Hilda Ledo de Medina},
  journal={Clinical and experimental immunology},
  year={2009},
  volume={155 1},
  pages={96-106}
}
Malnutrition continues to be a major public health problem throughout the developing world. Nutritional deficiencies may be the most common cause of secondary immunodeficiency states in humans. It has been suggested that nutritional imbalances can induce apoptosis in a variety of cell types. The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of severe malnutrition on cell subsets and the frequency of spontaneous and/or dexamethasone-induced cell death in vivo in the thymus and spleen from… CONTINUE READING