Molecular regulation of milk trace mineral homeostasis.

  title={Molecular regulation of milk trace mineral homeostasis.},
  author={Shannon L. Kelleher and B O L{\"o}nnerdal},
  journal={Molecular aspects of medicine},
  volume={26 4-5},
The regulation of milk trace mineral homeostasis requires the temporal integration of three main processes, (A) mineral uptake into the secretory mammary epithelial cell (MEC); followed by (B) mineral secretion from MEC into the alveoli lumen of the mammary gland for sequestration in milk; and then (C) milk release in response to suckling. Trace mineral requirements of term infants are generally met by exclusive breast-feeding through about the first 6 months of life and although milk zinc (Zn… CONTINUE READING
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