Zinc enhances lipopolysaccharide-induced monokine secretion by alteration of fluidity state of lipopolysaccharide.

@article{Wellinghausen1996ZincEL,
  title={Zinc enhances lipopolysaccharide-induced monokine secretion by alteration of fluidity state of lipopolysaccharide.},
  author={Nele Wellinghausen and Andra Beate Schromm and Ulrich Seydel and Klaus Brandenburg and Juergen Luhm and Hartmut Kirchner and Lothar Rink},
  journal={Journal of immunology},
  year={1996},
  volume={157 7},
  pages={3139-45}
}
Elevated zinc serum concentrations have been shown to restore impaired immune response. Therefore, pharmacologic zinc supplementation has been used to improve immune function, particularly in intensive care patients. In these patients, Gramnegative sepsis, the symptoms of which are predominantly caused by LPS-induced release of monokines, represents a… CONTINUE READING