Tumor-Mediated Immunosubversion: Role of Dietary Essential Fatty Acid

  • O. J. Plescia
  • J. Brown
  • D. Lombardi
  • L. Lenti
  • S. Racis
  • G. M. Pontieri
Part of the Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes, and Cancer book series (PLAC, volume 6)


It is said that “we are what we eat”. That, we would all agree, applies to our outward physical appearance - our stature and weight. We would also agree that our diet must include certain essential nutrients for our body to function normally. Now we are being told that nutrition may also be a critical factor in promoting or reducing our risk for certain diseases. On this point, agreement is not general.


Linoleic Acid Arachidonic Acid Spleen Cell Tumor Immunity Arachidonic Acid Metabolism 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • O. J. Plescia
    • 1
  • J. Brown
    • 1
  • D. Lombardi
    • 2
  • L. Lenti
    • 2
  • S. Racis
    • 1
  • G. M. Pontieri
    • 2
  1. 1.Waksraan Institute of Microbiologyl Rutgers-The State University of New JerseyNew BrunswickUSA
  2. 2.Universita degli Studi La SapienzaRomeItaly

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