Experientia

, Volume 33, Issue 3, pp 393–395 | Cite as

Vitamin C and the immune response

  • B. V. Siegel
  • Jane I. Morton
Specialia

Summary

The inclusion of vitamin C in the drinking water of BALB/c mice was without effect on the humoral antibody response to sheep red blood cells and bacterial lipopolysaccharide. However, there was a significantly increased cell-mediated immune response as determined by increased T-lymphocyte responses to concanavalin A. This might suggest a mechanism, along with interferon enhancement, for the possible protection by vitamin C against some viral infections.

Keywords

Immune Response Blood Cell Drinking Water Viral Infection Interferon 

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© Birkhäuser Verlag 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. V. Siegel
    • 1
  • Jane I. Morton
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pathology and Division of ImmunologyUniversity of Oregon Health Sciences CenterPortlandUSA

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