Abstract Title:

Immunomodulatory effects of turmeric: Proliferation of spleen cells in mice.

Abstract Source:

J Immunoassay Immunochem. 2016 Aug 25. Epub 2016 Aug 25. PMID: 27559614

Abstract Author(s):

Rafid Mustafa, Elliott Blumenthal

Article Affiliation:

Rafid Mustafa

Abstract:

Experiments were conducted to examine the effects of turmeric on spleen cell proliferation. Cell suspensions of spleen cells from young and aged mice were treated with or without conconavalin A (Con-A) as a proliferation stimulant, and with and without turmeric (20 mg/ml) in different concentrations. Spleen cells from young mice that received turmeric showed significant increase in spleen cell proliferation (p<0.05), while spleen cells from aged mice that received turmeric showed no significant increase in T lymphocytes. The data indicates that turmeric increases the ability of spleen cells in young mice to proliferate, in- vitro.

Study Type : Animal Study
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Pharmacological Actions : Immunomodulatory : CK(4048) : AC(1475)

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