Enhanced cytokine production by milk macrophages following infection with respiratory syncytial virus.

Paired samples of milk and serum collected 3 days postpartum from 20 women were tested for the presence and level of interleukin (IL)-1, IL-6, IL-12, tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha), and interferon-gamma (IFN-gamma) by enzyme immunoassay. The expression of these cytokine mRNAs in milk macrophages from eight donors were semiquantitatively analyzed by… (More)