Bioactive proteins in human milk: mechanisms of action.

  title={Bioactive proteins in human milk: mechanisms of action.},
  author={Bo L{\"o}nnerdal},
  journal={The Journal of pediatrics},
  volume={156 2 Suppl},
Human milk contains a multitude of bioactive proteins, with very diverse functions. Some of these proteins are involved in the synthesis and expression of milk, but the majority appears to have evolved to provide physiological activities in the breast-fed infant. These activities are exerted by a wide variety of mechanisms and have largely been unraveled by in vitro studies. To be active in the gastrointestinal tract, these proteins must be able to resist proteolytic degradation, at least for… CONTINUE READING


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