Homeopathy 2012; 101(01): 74-79
DOI: 10.1016/j.homp.2011.09.001
Original Paper
Copyright © The Faculty of Homeopathy 2011

Lymphocyte proliferation stimulated by activated Cebus apella macrophages treated with a complex homeopathic immune response modifiers

Carlos Onete Coelho Moreira
1  Laboratório de Citogenética Humana, Instituto de Ciências Biológicas, Universidade Federal do Pará, Belém, PA, Brazil
2  Serviço de Cirurgia, Hospital Universitário João de Barros Barreto, Universidade Federal do Pará, Belém, PA 66073-000, Brazil
,
Joana de Fátima Ferreira Borges da Costa
1  Laboratório de Citogenética Humana, Instituto de Ciências Biológicas, Universidade Federal do Pará, Belém, PA, Brazil
,
Mariana Ferreira Leal
3  Disciplina de Genética, Departamento de Morfologia e Genética, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP 04023-900, Brazil
,
Edilson Ferreira de Andrade
1  Laboratório de Citogenética Humana, Instituto de Ciências Biológicas, Universidade Federal do Pará, Belém, PA, Brazil
,
Alexandre Pingarilho Rezende
1  Laboratório de Citogenética Humana, Instituto de Ciências Biológicas, Universidade Federal do Pará, Belém, PA, Brazil
,
Aline Amaral Imbeloni
4  Centro Nacional de Primatas, Ministério da Saúde, Ananindeua, PA 77030-000, Brazil
,
José Augusto Pereira Carneiro Muniz
4  Centro Nacional de Primatas, Ministério da Saúde, Ananindeua, PA 77030-000, Brazil
,
Marília de Arruda Cardoso Smith
3  Disciplina de Genética, Departamento de Morfologia e Genética, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP 04023-900, Brazil
,
Rommel Rodríguez Burbano
1  Laboratório de Citogenética Humana, Instituto de Ciências Biológicas, Universidade Federal do Pará, Belém, PA, Brazil
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Paulo Pimentel de Assumpção
2  Serviço de Cirurgia, Hospital Universitário João de Barros Barreto, Universidade Federal do Pará, Belém, PA 66073-000, Brazil
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Publication History

Received17 November 2010
revised05 July 2011

accepted26 September 2011

Publication Date:
21 December 2017 (online)

Introduction: Canova is a complex homeopathic medicine that enhances a specific immunologic responses against several exogenous and endogenous conditions. Canova activates macrophages both in vivo and in vitro.

Aim and method: We evaluated the effects of macrophages activated by Canova in vivo and ex vitro in the proliferation of lymphocytes. Canova was used to activate Cebus apella macrophages in vivo or ex vitro with Canova. Lymphocytes were cultured with the macrophage culture medium. The analysis of Canova effects in cultured lymphocytes was performed according to the cell cycle phase using flow cytometry. The Interferon gamma and Interleukin-5 cytokines quantification in these lymphocyte culture media was performed by Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA).

Results: We observed that Canova actives macrophages in vivo and ex vitro. The lymphocytes cultured in a supplemented medium with macrophages activated by Canova treatment presented a higher number of proliferation cells than lymphocytes not exposed to macrophages activated by Canova. The Interferon gamma and Interleukin-5 cytokines were only observed in the medium of lymphocytes exposed to macrophages activated by Canova. Thus, Canova has potential as a new adjuvant therapy.