Non-enzymatic nitric oxide generation in the stomachs of breastfed neonates.

@article{Iizuka1999NonenzymaticNO,
  title={Non-enzymatic nitric oxide generation in the stomachs of breastfed neonates.},
  author={Toshiro Iizuka and Michiko Sasaki and Ko Oishi and Shigeru Uemura and Michio Koike and Michiya Shinozaki},
  journal={Acta paediatrica},
  year={1999},
  volume={88 10},
  pages={1053-5}
}
Human breast milk contains high concentrations of nitrate and nitrite in the early postpartum period. The acidification of nitrite leads to the generation of nitric oxide (NO) in the gastric lumen. NO reportedly plays an important role in adult stomachs. The objective of the present study was to determine whether NO is generated in the stomach of breastfed neonates. We examined (i) the concentrations of nitrite and nitrate in human breast milk and formula milk, according to the method based on… CONTINUE READING