S100B milk concentration in mammalian species

Fabio Galvano, Alessandro Frigiola, Luigi Gagliardi, Sabina Ciotti, Matteo Bognanno, Anna Maria Iacopino, Francesco Nigro, Gabriella Lucia Tina, Daniela Cavallaro, Michele Mussap, Andrea Piva, Ester Grilli, Fabrizio Michetti, Diego Gazzolo

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Abstract

S100B is a neurotrophic protein detectable in biological fluids and in human milk. Since there are several maternal-neonatal conditions requiring the administration of animal milks the aim of the present study was to quantify S100B in milk from different mammalian species and to compare protein's concentration among human and mammalian milks. We assessed S100B concentrations in donkey (n=12), goat (n=15) sheep (n=15), commercially available cow (n=8) and human (n=15) milk samples. S100B measurements were performed using an immunoluminometric assay. S100B concentration in human milk (10.41 ± 4.2 microg/L) was higher (P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)542-546
Number of pages5
JournalFrontiers in Bioscience - Elite
Volume1 E
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2009

Keywords

  • Donkey
  • Human milk
  • Mammals
  • S100B protein

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)
  • Medicine(all)

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