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Nutr Rev. 1998 Jan;56(1 Pt 1):27-8.

Mild human zinc deficiency produces an imbalance between cell-mediated and humoral immunity.

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Center for Studies of Sensory Impairment, Aging and Metabolism, Guatemala City, Guatemala.

Abstract

Experimental studies in human volunteers confirm an influence of zinc nutriture on the balance between lymphocyte TH1 elements and functions (cell-mediated immunity) and TH2 elements and functions (humoral immunity).

PMID:
9481116
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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