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An Overview of the Modulatory Effects of Oleic Acid in Health and Disease.
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PMID:  23278117     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Evidences in the last years have showed the effects of oleic acid (OA) in human health and disease. Olive oil, rich in oleic acid, is supposed to present modulatory effects in a wide physiological functions, while some studies also suggest a beneficial effect on cancer, autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, besides its ability to facilitate wound healing. Although the OA role in immune responses are still controversial, the administration of olive oil containing diets may improve the immune response associated to a more successful elimination of pathogens such as bacteria and fungi, by interfering in many components of this system such as macrophages, lymphocytes and neutrophils. Then, novel putative therapies for inflammatory and infectious diseases could be developed based on the characteristics presented by unsaturated fatty acids like OA. Finally, the purpose of this work was to review some of the modulatory effects of OA on inflammatory diseases and health, aiming at high lightening its potential role on the future establishment of novel therapeutic approaches for infections, inflammatory, immune, cardiovascular diseases or skin repair based on this fatty acid mainly found in the Mediterranean diet.
Helioswilton Sales-Campos; Patrícia Reis de Souza; Bethânea Crema Peghini; João Santana da Silva; Cristina Ribeiro Cardoso
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-12-31
Journal Detail:
Title:  Mini reviews in medicinal chemistry     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1875-5607     ISO Abbreviation:  Mini Rev Med Chem     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-1-2     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101094212     Medline TA:  Mini Rev Med Chem     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Departamento de Análises Clínicas, Toxicológicas e Bromatológicas - Faculdade de Ciências Farmacêuticas de Ribeirão Preto.
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