[Modification of innate immunity in humans by active components of shark liver oil]

Pol Merkur Lekarski. 2002 Oct;13(76):329-32.
[Article in Polish]


See fish oils affect different systemic reactions innate immunity including. Innate immunity is responsible for immediate pathogen recognition and inactivation. Innate immunity decides also on the type of required immunity development. In the presented paper we have proved that supportive treatment with shark oil components normalize complement level, natural killer cells activity and reactive oxygen intermediates production by peripheral blood leukocytes of peoples suffering from active form rheumatoid arthritis.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Arthritis, Rheumatoid / drug therapy*
  • Arthritis, Rheumatoid / immunology*
  • Case-Control Studies
  • Dose-Response Relationship, Drug
  • Fish Oils / pharmacology*
  • Fish Oils / therapeutic use
  • Humans
  • Immunity, Innate / drug effects*
  • Killer Cells, Natural / drug effects*
  • Sharks*
  • Treatment Outcome


  • Fish Oils