Inositol & its Phosphates: Basic Science to Practical Applications

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A.K.M. Shamsuddin, Guang-Yu Yang

eISBN: 978-1-68108-007-9, 2015
ISBN: 978-1-68108-008-6



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Inositol and its phosphates are ubiquitous across most life forms, wherein they play important roles in cellular integrity and functio...[view complete introduction]
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Roles of Inositol & Inositol Phosphates in Immunity, Infection and Inflammation

- Pp. 216-226 (11)

A.K.M. Shamsuddin and Guang-Yu Yang

Abstract

InsP<sub>6</sub> with or without inositol enhances NK cell activity and stimulates polymorphonuclear cell priming function and the macrophages to produce cytokines. InsP<sub>6</sub> can inhibit human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) replication; both InsP5 and InsP<sub>6</sub> are critical in HIV particle assembly. InsP<sub>6</sub> plays significant roles in mucosal protection in the gastrointestinal tract, and inflammation.

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