Abstract Title:

Oral administration of hot water extracts of Chlorella vulgaris reduces IgE production against milk casein in mice.

Abstract Source:

Int J Immunopharmacol. 1999 May;21(5):311-23. PMID: 10408628

Abstract Author(s):

T Hasegawa, K Ito, S Ueno, S Kumamoto, Y Ando, A Yamada, K Nomoto, Y Yasunobu


Hot water extract of Chlorella vulgaris (CVE) is a biological response modifier (BRM) which enhances resistance to Listeria monocytogenes through augmentation of helper T cell type 1 (Thl) responses producing gamma-interferon (gammaIFN). We show here that oral administration of CVE in mice suppressed the production of immunoglobulin (Ig)E against casein antigen accompanied by increased gammaIFN and IL-12 mRNA expression. Oral administration of CVE enhanced Thl response to casein in the spleen of casein immunized mice. CVE may be useful for prevention of allergic diseases with a predominant Th2 response.

Study Type : Animal Study

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