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Physiological secretion of chemokines in human breast milk Volume 9, numéro 2, June 1998

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  • Mots-clés : chemokines, milk, leukocytes.
  • Page(s) : 123-9
  • Année de parution : 1998

INTRODUCTION At birth, the neonatal mammal is exposed to a wide range of infectious agents and foreign antigens. Mammals are first fed with maternal secretions which have been demonstrated to deliver specific immune protection in the form of antibodies and a range of non-specific defense mechanisms such as iron-binding proteins. Mammalian milk also contains large numbers of viable leukocytes, including neutrophils, monocytes [...]