Role of vitamin E and selenium in host defense against mastitis.

  title={Role of vitamin E and selenium in host defense against mastitis.},
  author={Joe S. Hogan and W. P. Weiss and Kacey L. Smith},
  journal={Journal of dairy science},
  volume={76 9},
Vitamin E and Se are essential nutrients that share common biological activities. Deficiencies in either of these micronutrients have been related in increased incidence and severity of mastitis. A known physiological consequence of alpha-tocopherol or Se deficiency is reduced neutrophil activity. Vitamin E and the Se-containing enzyme, glutathione peroxidase, and antioxidants that protect neutrophils from the destructive action of toxic oxygen molecules necessary for intracellular kill of… CONTINUE READING
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