Sialic acid content of infant saliva: comparison of breast fed with formula fed infants.

@article{Tram1997SialicAC,
  title={Sialic acid content of infant saliva: comparison of breast fed with formula fed infants.},
  author={Tracy Tram and Jennie Brand Miller and Yvette R. McNeil and P Mcveagh},
  journal={Archives of disease in childhood},
  year={1997},
  volume={77 4},
  pages={315-8}
}
Sialic acid is found in especially high concentrations in brain gangliosides, and supplementary sialic acid is associated with increased learning behaviour in animals. It was hypothesised that breast fed infants may have higher concentrations of sialic acid in body fluids and tissues because human milk is a rich source of sialylated oligosaccharides, while formulas contain very little. The aim therefore was to compare the sialic acid content of saliva collected from full term infants who were… CONTINUE READING

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