Producción de IFN-γ en cultivos de linfocitos humanos por efecto de los extractos metanólicos de cuatro ecotipos de Lepidium peruvianum, Chacón (Brassicaceae)

Translated title of the contribution: γ-IFN production in human lymphocytes cultures for effect of the methanolic extracts from four ecotypes of Lepidium peruvianum, Chacón (Brassicaceae)

Libertad Alzamora, Patricia Galván, Evelyn Alvarez, Dina Torres, Erasmo Honorio Colona Vallejos, Madeley Aliaga, Álvaro Marcelo

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Abstract

The immunomodulatory activity was studied in function of the production of γ-IFN induced by the methanolic extracts (ME) of the white, black, red and purple ecotypes of Lepidium peruvianum, Chacon (at present Lepidium meyenii Walp.) maca, on cultures of human T lymphocytes obtained of periferic blood. After cultivating the lymphocytes with the respective ME of maca during 14 hours, only the ME of the purple ecotype induced the significant production of IFN-γ by Elispot quantified. The methanolic extract of the purple ecotype of maca possesses important immunostimulatory properties triggering the activation of the human T lymphocytes.

Translated title of the contributionγ-IFN production in human lymphocytes cultures for effect of the methanolic extracts from four ecotypes of Lepidium peruvianum, Chacón (Brassicaceae)
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)207-209
Number of pages3
JournalRevista Peruana de Biologia
Volume13
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2007
Externally publishedYes

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