TITLE

Vitamin B3 boosts neutrophil counts

AUTHOR(S)
Khanna-Gupta, Arati; Berliner, Nancy
PUB. DATE
February 2009
SOURCE
Nature Medicine;Feb2009, Vol. 15 Issue 2, p139
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the role vitamin B3 plays in the production of neutrophils. It states that neutrophils are an important aspect of the innate immune response and help protect against microbial invasion, but have a short lifespan. It mentions that neutrophil production is often disrupted by chemotherapy and with people suffering from severe congenital neutrophenia. It states that increased vitamin B3 intake increases the production of neutrophil in healthy individuals.
ACCESSION #
36386738

 

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