Polysaccharides Isolated from Açaí Fruit Induce Innate Immune Responses

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Jeff Holderness; Igor A Schepetkin; Brett Freedman; Liliya N Kirpotina; Mark T Quinn; Jodi F Hedges; Mark A Jutila;
(2011)
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science
  • Journal: PLoS ONE, volume 6, issue 2 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
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  • Identifiers: pmc: PMC3046208, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0017301
  • Subject: Immunomodulation | Research Article | Phytochemicals | Immunity | Innate Immunity | Drug Discovery | Immune Response | Immunotherapy | Immune System | Cytokines | Immunology | Phytochemistry | Chemistry | Biology | Immune Cells | Medicine | Drug Research and Development | Q | R | Nutrition | Drugs and Devices | T Cells | Clinical Immunology | Science | Complementary and Alternative Medicine
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The Açaí (Acai) fruit is a popular nutritional supplement that purportedly enhances immune system function. These anecdotal claims are supported by limited studies describing immune responses to the Acai polyphenol fraction. Previously, we characterized γδ T cell respon... View more
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