Modulation of eicosanoid production and cell-mediated cytotoxicity by dietary α-linolenic acid in BALB/c mice

The effects of dietary α-linolenic acid (18∶3n−3) on fatty acid composition, eicosanoid production, and cell-mediated cytotoxic activity of immune cells before and after challenge with virus or poly I-C from BALB/c mice were studied. Weanling BALB/c mice were fed purified diets containing either 10%-by-weight corn oil or linseed oil providing a ratio of 18… CONTINUE READING