Cytokines and soluble CD14 in breast milk in relation with atopic manifestations in mother and infant (KOALA Study).

@article{Snijders2006CytokinesAS,
  title={Cytokines and soluble CD14 in breast milk in relation with atopic manifestations in mother and infant (KOALA Study).},
  author={Bianca E. P. Snijders and Jan Damoiseaux and John Penders and Ischa Kummeling and Foekje F. Stelma and Ronald van Ree and Piet A van den Brandt and Carel Thijs},
  journal={Clinical and experimental allergy : journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology},
  year={2006},
  volume={36 12},
  pages={1609-15}
}
BACKGROUND Conflicting evidence exists concerning the protective role of breastfeeding in allergy and atopic disease aetiology. Breast milk contains biologically active molecules influencing the innate immune system of newborns. OBJECTIVE We aim to assess whether cytokines (TGF-beta1, IL-10 and IL-12) and soluble CD14 (sCD14) in breast milk are influenced by maternal atopic constitution and modify the development of atopic manifestations in infants. METHODS Milk samples were collected at 1… CONTINUE READING
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