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University of Miami study finds RBAC to possess promising immunomodulating effects with respect to natural killer cell and cytokine activity
Date:8/15/2012

MIAMI, Aug. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A published University of Miami study using Rice Bran Arabinoxylan Compound (RBAC) has showed  RBAC demonstrated significant immunomodulary activity based upon the observed changes in natural killer cell cytotoxicity (NKCC) and the cytokines and growth factors. Specifically, the study showed that the short term rise in NKCC and in 9 of 12 cytokines and growth factors are evident that RBAC is a potent immunomodulator. The study was published July 28, 2012 in Functional Foods in Health and Disease (Volume 2, Issue 7), http://functionalfoodscenter.net/The_Journal_of_FFHD__Page_3.html.

RBAC may help to destroy tumor cells and viruses directly, and increase the activity of immune cells, thereby optimizing the immune system, especially NKCC, which can increase the chance and speed of host recovery. Researchers note that the immunomodulatory activity merits further study in conditions where the immune system is functionally compromised, such as otherwise healthy smokers and HIV/AIDS or cancer patients.

RBAC is a nutritional supplement produced by enzymatic hydrolysis of hemicellulose B derived from rice bran. Several in vitro studies and clinical reports have shown RBAC to possess promising immunomodulating effects, specifically with respect to natural killer cell and cytokine activity.

The concept of a true immunomodulator is an agent possessing a broad range of activity dependent upon the existing state of health and immunity in the individual host. The Miami University study investigated the immunomodulatory effect of RBAC in a healthy adult human population over 60 days by assessing changes in NKCC and cytokines and growth factors.

According to Dr. John Lewis, Ph.D. associate professor, department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, and corres
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