Cytokines in breast milk from allergic and nonallergic mothers
1999 (English)In: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology, ISSN 1018-2438, E-ISSN 1423-0097, Vol. 118, no 2-4, 319-320 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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The allergy–preventing effect of breast–feeding is controversial [1, 2]. This may be due to individual variations of the composition of human milk. Allergy is associated with a bias to production of cytokines involved in IgE synthesis, e.g. IL–4 and IL–13  and the eosinophil chemotactic  and survival  factor IL–5. In contrast, IFN–=γ, which inhibits IgE synthesis , is downregulated . Cytokines involved in IgA production, IL–6, IL–10 and TGF–β [8, 9] have also been proposed to be involved in IgE synthesis [10, 11, 12].
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
1999. Vol. 118, no 2-4, 319-320 p.
National CategoryMedical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-25826DOI: 10.1159/000024117Local ID: 10263OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-25826DiVA: diva2:246374