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Immune enhancement activities of silk lutein extract from Bombyx mori cocoons

Overview of attention for article published in Biological Research, January 2014
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Immune enhancement activities of silk lutein extract from Bombyx mori cocoons
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Biological Research, January 2014
DOI 10.1186/0717-6287-47-15
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Porkaew Promphet, Sirirat Bunarsa, Manote Sutheerawattananonda, Duangkamol Kunthalert


Declining immune function poses an important clinical challenge worldwide and supplementation with natural products that possessing immune enhancing properties is a promising approach for preventing or delaying immune function decline. Cocoons from yellow silkworms are a significant source of lutein, and this unexplored silk extract could be a viable alternative source for dietary lutein. This study assessed immunomodulatory activities of the silk lutein extract. Female BALB/c mice orally received lutein, either as silk or marigold extracts (10 or 20 mg/kg daily), or vehicle only (1% tween 80 in PBS pH 7.4) for 4 weeks. Natural killer (NK) cell activity, specific antibody production, lymphocyte subpopulations, mitogen-induced lymphocyte proliferation, and cytokine production were examined.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 22 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 4 18%
Student > Master 4 18%
Student > Postgraduate 2 9%
Student > Bachelor 2 9%
Professor 1 5%
Other 4 18%
Unknown 5 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 8 36%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 9%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 5%
Environmental Science 1 5%
Chemical Engineering 1 5%
Other 1 5%
Unknown 8 36%

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