Zinc modulates mRNA levels of cytokines.

  title={Zinc modulates mRNA levels of cytokines.},
  author={Bin Bao and Ananda S. Prasad and Frances W J Beck and Michele A Godmere},
  journal={American journal of physiology. Endocrinology and metabolism},
  volume={285 5},
Zinc plays an important role in cell-mediated immune function. Altered cellular immune response resulting from zinc deficiency leads to frequent microbial infections, thymic atrophy, decreased natural killer activity, decreased thymic hormone activity, and altered cytokine production. In this study, we examined the effect of zinc deficiency on IL-2 and IFN… CONTINUE READING