Effect of dietary lipids on rat alveolar macrophage function

Show full item record

Title: Effect of dietary lipids on rat alveolar macrophage function
Author: Mehta, Sangeeta R.
Abstract: An in vitro assay has been developed to measure bacterial uptake by rat alveolar macrophages. The assay is used to study the effect of a diet rich in high omega-6 linoleic acid on the phagocytic response of the macrophages obtained from young and old rats. Within the range of diets studied, no significant difference (p<0.05) is observed in the phagocytic capability of macrophages from young rats. Significant difference is observed between diet groups for the old rats (p<0.05), with the group on a fat-rich diet showing suppressed phagocytic response. Significant difference is also found between age groups for the same diet (p<0.05), older animals showing suppressed response.
Record URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1850/11225
Date: 1991-06

Files in this item

Files Size Format View
SMehtaThesis06-1991.pdf 852.2Kb PDF View/Open

The following license files are associated with this item:

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show full item record

Search RIT DML


Advanced Search

Browse