and anti-tumor activity of carboxymethylated-sulfated [beta]-(1 [right arrow] 3)-d-glucan from Poria cocos," International Immunopharmacology, vol.
Asparagus racemocus (Shatavari) has an immunomodulation and immunopotentiation effect in late gestation and has been shown to shortening the uterine involution period (Qureshi et al., 1997; Sattar et al., 2003b; Sattar et al., 2003c; Sattar et al., 2007; Hussein and Badr, 2008).
An apparent effect of immunopotentiation during late gestation on the postpartum reproductive performance of Nili-Ravi buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis).
(2003) suggested a possible role for maternal immunopotentiation
in protecting the embryo from teratogenic insults, possibly through regulation of the CP-induced apoptosis process and the expression of p53 and bcl-2.
They found that the level of immunopotentiation
obtained by all of these molecules was very similar.
In our laboratory, we have made consistent efforts to study the immunopotentiation
capacity and safety of various adjuvants used in the production of safe and potent antivenom considering the importance of antivenom in victims of envenomation (Waghmare et al.
Reviews have reported Nigella sativa as having antioxidant and neuroprotective effects in addition to many other therapeutic effects, such as antitumor, immunopotentiation
, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial [2, 5, 6].
Caffeic acid is a selective inhibitor for leukotriene biosynthesis (Koshihara et al., 1984), and caffeic acid phenethyl ester attenuates allergic airway inflammation and hyperresponsiveness in murine model of ovalbumin-induced asthma (Jung et al., 2008), and inhibits LPS-induced inflammation (Song et al., 2008a,b), In addition, caffeoyl glycoside has immunopotentiation
(Zeng et al., 2008), and acteoside inhibits leukocyte accumulation (Hayashi et al., 1994), COX-1 and 2 (Sahpaz et al., 2002), and histamine release (Song et al., 2008a,b).
Complement activation appears to be intrinsically associated with several immunomodulation phenomena, including immunopotentiation
and anti-inflammatory effects (Law and Reid, 1995).