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Ascorbic Acid and the Immune Response

  • Brian Leibovitz
  • Benjamin V. Siegel

Abstract

Since the introduction of ascorbic acid as an antiviral and antibacterial agent (Klenner, 1951; McCormick, 1952; Klenner, 1974) interest has focused on the possible immunologic mechanisms involved in its protective effect. The role of ascorbic acid in the immune response is reviewed here with regard to cellular and humoral functions, and experiments pertaining to the role of ascorbic acid in autoimmunity and anaphylaxis are discussed.

Keywords

Ascorbic Acid Spleen Weight Dehydroascorbic Acid Total Vitamin Ascorbate Free Radical 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Brian Leibovitz
    • 1
  • Benjamin V. Siegel
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PathologyUniversity of Oregon Health Sciences CenterPortlandUSA

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