Bioactive Proteins in Breast Milk

Miami Neonatology 2013: Annual International Conference

Bo Lönnerdal, PhD, UC Davis Distinguished Professor of Nutrition and Internal Medicine at the University of California, Davis, will review the numerous bioactive proteins found in human milk, including lactoferrin, lysozyme, secretory IgA, haptocorrin, α-Lactalbumin, bile-salt stimulated lipase, κ-casein, and β-casein. Based on his and others’ research in the area of infant nutrition and the physiological significance of breast milk, Dr. Lönnerdal will highlight the short- and long-term benefits conferred by these components of breast milk in regard to infant health and development.

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