Vitamin E-deficient diets enriched with fish oil suppress lethal Plasmodium yoelii infections in athymic and scid/bg mice.

@article{Taylor1997VitaminED,
  title={Vitamin E-deficient diets enriched with fish oil suppress lethal Plasmodium yoelii infections in athymic and scid/bg mice.},
  author={Diane Wallace Taylor and Orville A. Levander and Vanitha Krishna and Charles B. Evans and Virginia C. Morris and John Robert Barta},
  journal={Infection and immunity},
  year={1997},
  volume={65 1},
  pages={
          197-202
        }
}
Mice fed vitamin E-deficient diets containing omega-3 fatty acids survive infection with lethal Plasmodium yoelii. The current study sought to determine if antimalarial T- and B-cell responses were required for such dietary-mediated protection. In the first set of experiments, nu/nu mice (which lack alphabeta T-cell-receptor-positive T cells and do not produce antimalarial antibody) and nu/+ mice were fed casein-based diets containing 4% menhaden oil, with or without vitamin E supplementation… CONTINUE READING

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