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Pediatr Clin North Am. 2001 Feb;48(1):69-86.

Bioactive factors in human milk.

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Department of Pediatrics, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, District of Columbia, USA. phamosh@excite.com

Abstract

This article reviews the bioactive components of human milk. Special emphasis is given to immune and nonimmune protective function of major and minor nutrients in human milk. Immune modulating components, such as cytokines, nucleotides, hormones, and growth factors, are discussed. Milk enzymes with digestive function in the newborn are reviewed.

PMID:
11236734
DOI:
10.1016/s0031-3955(05)70286-8
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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