PPD-induced monocyte chemotactic factor production by human milk cells.

  title={PPD-induced monocyte chemotactic factor production by human milk cells.},
  author={Michael W. Keller and Ros Kidd and Daniel Reisinger and Dawn Stewart},
  journal={Acta paediatrica Scandinavica},
  volume={73 4},
The functional capability of antigen-stimulated breast milk cells to produce an immunologic mediator was examined. Colostrum and comparison peripheral blood samples were obtained from ten women, two to four days postpartum, and supernatants from PPD-stimulated mononuclear cell cultures were assayed for the lymphokine, monocyte chemotactic factor. Five of the ten women studied had a history of a positive tuberculin skin test and one had received BCG immunization. Peripheral blood lymphocyte… CONTINUE READING