The effects of 13-cis-retinoic acid and beta-carotene on cellular immunity in humans.

@article{Prabhala1991TheEO,
  title={The effects of 13-cis-retinoic acid and beta-carotene on cellular immunity in humans.},
  author={R H Prabhala and Harinder S. Garewal and Martin J. Hicks and Richard E. Sampliner and Ronald Watson},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={1991},
  volume={67 6},
  pages={1556-60}
}
Deficiency of vitamin A and/or its precursors has been associated with increased cancer risk in animals and humans. Therapeutic trials of vitamin A and related compounds have demonstrated activity in several cancerous and precancerous conditions. The authors measured the effects of a retinoid, 13-cis-retinoic acid, and a carotenoid, beta-carotene, on the human immune system in vivo in conjunction with their use in ongoing clinical trials. Immune cell subpopulations were analyzed by quantifying… CONTINUE READING
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