Activation and deposition of human breast-milk complement C3 opsonins on serum sensitive Escherichia coli 0111.


Little is known about the physiological roles and contribution of the human breast-milk complement system in the protection of both the maternal mammary gland and the nursing infant. The ability of a serum-sensitive Escherichia coli to activate the complement components of human breast-milk and colostrum was assessed in vitro. The consequent deposition of… (More)


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