Immunoglobulin levels in human colostrum and milk.

@article{Mickleson1982ImmunoglobulinLI,
  title={Immunoglobulin levels in human colostrum and milk.},
  author={K. N. Mickleson and Kathleen M. Moriarty},
  journal={Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition},
  year={1982},
  volume={1 3},
  pages={
          381-4
        }
}
The levels of secretory IgA and of IgM and IgG in colostrums and milks obtained at various times postpartum were measured by radial immunodiffusion. Immunoglobulin A was the dominant immunoglobulin in all samples, and concentrations in colostrum ranged from 1.5 to 83.7 g/L (mean 32 g/L). Immunoglobulin M and IgG had mean colostrum concentrations of 1.13 and 0.53 g/L, respectively. Although the levels of each immunoglobulin declined with time postpartum, there was little change in the relative… CONTINUE READING
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