The ω-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid Docosahexaenoic Acid Enhances NK-Cell Antitumor Effector Functions

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Investigators explored whether docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), a type of ω-3 PUFA, had an immunomodulatory role in promoting tumour growth in immunocompetent mice. The number of natural killer (NK) cells but not the number of T or B cells was decreased by DHA supplementation in various tissues under physiological conditions.
[Cancer Immunology Research]
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