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Agrobacterium sp.-derived β-1,3-glucan enhances natural killer cell activity in healthy adults: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group study.

Authors
  • Lee, Yeon Joo1
  • Paik, Doo-Jin2
  • Kwon, Dae Young3
  • Yang, Hye Jeong3
  • Park, Yongsoon1
  • 1 Department of Food and Nutrition, Hanyang University, Wangsimni-ro 222, Seongdong-gu, Seoul 04763, Korea. , (North Korea)
  • 2 Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, College of Medicine, Hanyang University, Seoul 04763, Korea. , (North Korea)
  • 3 Devision of Strategic Food Research, Korea Food Research Institute, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi 13539, Korea. , (North Korea)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Nutrition research and practice
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2017
Volume
11
Issue
1
Pages
43–50
Identifiers
DOI: 10.4162/nrp.2017.11.1.43
PMID: 28194264
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

The results showed that supplementation with bacterial β-1,3-glucan significantly increased NK cell activity without causing any adverse effects. Additionally, the beneficial effect of β-1,3-glucan on NK cell activity was greater in participants experiencing severe stress.

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