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Immunomodulation. Part IV: Glutamine.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17163004     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Glutamine, a nonessential amino acid that appears to be conditionally essential during periods of physiologic stress, plays important physiologic roles in the immune system. However, neither enteral nor parenteral glutamine supplementation makes a difference in the rate of systemic infection or of NEC in very low birth weight infants. Thus, the search for agents to enhance the neonate's immune system and to serve as safe and effective adjuvants to antibiotics continues. Part V, the final article in this immunomodulation series, will explore the use of probiotics to support the neonatal immune system.
Susan Givens Bell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neonatal network : NN     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0730-0832     ISO Abbreviation:  Neonatal Netw     Publication Date:    2006 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-12-13     Completed Date:  2006-12-29     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8503921     Medline TA:  Neonatal Netw     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  439-43     Citation Subset:  N    
NICU, All Children's Hospital, Saint Petersburg, Florida, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Antigen Presentation / immunology
Glutamine* / immunology,  therapeutic use
Immunity, Mucosal / immunology
Immunologic Factors* / immunology,  therapeutic use
Infant Nutritional Physiological Phenomena
Infant, Newborn / immunology*
Infant, Premature / immunology*
Intensive Care, Neonatal / methods
Intestinal Absorption / immunology
Intestines / immunology
Nutritional Requirements
Nutritional Support
Research Design
Sepsis / immunology,  prevention & control
Treatment Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Immunologic Factors; 56-85-9/Glutamine

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