Immunomodulation carried out by dietary fatty acids in experimental animals and humans
Keywords:Diet, Fatty acid, Immunological regulation, Review (paper)
Several studies have reported that fatty acids act as modulatory agents of immune response of experimental animals and humans. In this paper, we do and overview of the performed studies by using of unsaturated fatty acids and their influence on several immunitary parameters in studies carried out in vitro as well as ex vivo. It has been shown that unsaturated fatty acids are involved in the reduction of lymphocyte proliferation, cytokine production and natural killer cell activity. On the other hand, in this article we have reviewed the mechanisms by which fatty acids modulate the immune response: I) membrane fluidity alteration; II) production of lipid peroxides; III) eicosanoid production; IV) gene expression modulation.
How to Cite
Copyright (c) 2000 Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.© CSIC. Manuscripts published in both the printed and online versions of this Journal are the property of Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, and quoting this source is a requirement for any partial or full reproduction.
All contents of this electronic edition, except where otherwise noted, are distributed under a “Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International” (CC BY 4.0) License. You may read here the basic information and the legal text of the license. The indication of the CC BY 4.0 License must be expressly stated in this way when necessary.
Self-archiving in repositories, personal webpages or similar, of any version other than the published by the Editor, is not allowed.