Method of enhancing immune response of mammals

  • US 4,992,470 A
  • Filed: 02/08/1990
  • Issued: 02/12/1991
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/08/1990
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. The method of activating the immune function of T lymphocytes of mammals in need of such treatment, comprising administering to said mammals β

  • -hydroxy-β

    -methyl butyric acid or an edible water-soluble salt thereof (HMB), said HMB being administered by a route in which the HMB enters the blood of the mammals and in an amount effective for enhancing the blastogenesis of their T lymphocytes.

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