Interleukin-12 in human milk

Dani Louise Bryan, Joanna S. Hawkes, Robert A. Gibson

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The presence of interleukin-12 (IL-12) in 39 samples of human milk was investigated using the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. IL-12 (>40 pg/mL) was detected in 24 of the 39 samples collected (1408 ± 2256 pg/mL, mean ± SD, n = 24). A range of concentrations of IL-12 was observed in colostrum, transitional, and mature milk, with an apparent decrease in the mean concentration over time postpartum.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)858-859
Number of pages2
JournalPediatric Research
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished or Issued - Jun 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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