Letters in Drug Design & Discovery

G. Perry
University of Texas
San Antonio, TX
USA
Email: lddd@benthamscience.org

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Ascorbic Acid as Modulator of Immune Function in Sepsis

Author(s): V. M. Victor.

Abstract:

Oxidative stress is a major contributing factor to high mortality rates associated with several diseases such as sepsis. This condition can be controlled to a certain degree by antioxidants for instance ascorbic acid (vitamin C). This review focuses on the potential treatment of sepsis by ascorbic acid and its effects on the immune cell function.

Keywords: ascorbic acid, sepsis, oxidative stress, lipopolysaccharide, free radicals, immune cells

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Article Details

VOLUME: 2
ISSUE: 3
Year: 2005
Page: [239 - 244]
Pages: 6
DOI: 10.2174/1570180053765219
Price: $58