Vitamin E protects mice against Diplococcus pneumoniae type I infection.

@article{Heinzerling1974VitaminEP,
  title={Vitamin E protects mice against Diplococcus pneumoniae type I infection.},
  author={R H Heinzerling and Robert P. Tengerdy and L L Wick and D. C. Lueker},
  journal={Infection and immunity},
  year={1974},
  volume={10 6},
  pages={1292-5}
}
Vitamin E protects nonimmunized and immunized mice against fatal Diplococcus pneumoniae type I (DpI) infection. A dietary supplementation of 180 mg of dl-alpha-tocopheryl acetate per kg of diet increased survival of nonimmunized mice from 20 to 80% when challenged with 20 organisms, and of mice immunized with 0.5 ng of DpI polysaccharide from 15 to 70% when challenged with 20,000 organisms. The phagocytic index of immunized mice was four times higher in the 180-mg vitamin E group than in the… CONTINUE READING

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