We conducted studies showing that nonimmunoglobulin fractions of human milk or colostrum inhibited the adherence of certain diarrheogenic Escherichia coli to the gut. This activity resisted boiling and digestion with trypsin, but was nearly abolished by periodate treatment. The inhibitory activity is therefore related to carbohydrate residues in human milk that probably act as receptor analogues.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Israel Journal of Medical Sciences|
|State||Published - 1994|
- Human milk
- Infectious disease