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Advances in Nutritional Research Volume 10 : Immunological Properties of Milk - Bill Woodward

Advances in Nutritional Research Volume 10

Immunological Properties of Milk

By: Bill Woodward (Editor), H. H. Draper (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th November 2001
ISBN: 9780306466038
Number Of Pages: 410

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This volume of Advances in Nutritional Research focuses on colostrum and milk as agents of defense against infection both for the suckling offspring and for the lactating mammary gland. The scope of the volume includes positive and negative influences of the consumption of mother's milk on the risk of infec­ tion, immunobiological roles of individual milk components, activities of milk and its components in promoting development of neonatal immunocompetence, the potential of milk and its components as therapeutic agents and as functional foods that support immune competence, and external influences that determine the immunological activity of milk. The volume is intended to provide a critical assessment of the limits of available information pertaining to humans and animals, together with authoritative comment regarding newer directions and unproven ideas. Part I provides a foundation for the volume. Readers unfamiliar with immunology will find, in Chapter 1, a selective outline of the anatomy and ontogeny of the mammalian immune system and of the types and regulation of immune defenses in mammals. Some emphasis is given to the place of the mammary gland within the common mucosal defense system, and to important species peculiarities in this regard. Chapter 2 is an authoritative and forward­ looking perspective on the development of knowledge pertaining to the immuno­ biology of milk as a fluid with both anti-infectious and anti-inflammatory roles. The chapter poses the provocative possibility of a tolerogenic role for milk.

Overview of the Mammalian Immune Systemp. 3
The Immunological System in Human Milk: The Past - A Pathway to the Futurep. 15
Imunological Activities Associated with Milkp. 39
Breast Milk and the Risk of Opportunistic Infection in Infancy in Industrialized and Non-Industrialized Settingsp. 69
Breast Milk Transmission of Viral Diseasep. 105
Breast Milk Decreases the Risk of Neonatal Necrotizing Enterocolitisp. 123
The Protective Properties of Milk and Colostrum in Non-Human Speciesp. 139
Mammary Gland Defense: The Role of Colostrum, Milk and Involution Secretionp. 167
Colostrum and Milk in the Treatment of Diseasep. 201
The Role of Human Milk Secretory IgA in Protecting Infants from Bacterial Enteritisp. 213
Chemistry of Milk Mucins and their Anti-Microbial Actionp. 231
Antimicrobial Actions of Lactoferrinp. 247
The Antimicrobial Function of Milk Lipidsp. 271
The Antimicrobial and Immunomodulating Actions of Milk Leukocytesp. 287
Maturation of Immunocompetence in Breast-Fed vs. Formula-Fed Infantsp. 311
Milk Components with Immunomodulatory Potentialp. 327
Dietary Whey Proteins and Immunocompetence in the Post-Weaning Stages of Lifep. 351
Maternal Modulation of Specific and Non-Specific Immune Components of Colostrum and Mature Milkp. 365
Milk Banking: The Influence of Storage Procedures and Subsequent Processing on Immunologic Components of Human Milkp. 389
Indexp. 405
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ISBN: 9780306466038
ISBN-10: 0306466031
Series: Advances in Nutritional Research : Book 10
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 410
Published: 30th November 2001
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 1.76