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Carotenoids and Immune Function

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β-Carotene and certain other carotenoids are now known to exert multiple protective effects on functions of the cellular immune system. Carotenoids diminish the immunosuppressive effects of UV light, provide resistance against neoplastic development, and reduce the immunosuppressive effects of aging. Aims of this review are to examine how current knowledge of the immunoprotective properties of carotenoids was acquired, to identify gaps in our understanding of this subject, and to propose areas for future research.

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  • Immune Function
  • Beta Carotene
  • Oral Leukoplakia
  • Retinyl Palmitate
  • Cellular Immune Function

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Roe, D.A., Fuller, C.J. (1993). Carotenoids and Immune Function. In: Klurfeld, D.M. (eds) Nutrition and Immunology. Human Nutrition. Springer, Boston, MA. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-2900-2_11

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