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Dietary intake of arginine can enhance the immune response against cancer

L-arginine, an amino acid that is consumed through diet, can boost the activity of a particular type of immune cells, so called T cells, new research indicates. When the levels of L-arginine are increased the metabolism of these cells is re-organized and the cells survive longer and are more effective in fighting tumors. These findings open up new ways to improve T cell therapies against cancer.
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