© 2001

Advances in Nutritional Research

Immunological Properties of Milk

  • Bill Woodward
  • Harold H. Draper

Part of the Advances in Nutritional Research book series (ANUR, volume 10)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxix
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. A. J. Husband
      Pages 3-14
    3. Shannon L. Kelleher, Bo Lönnerdal
      Pages 39-65
  3. Milk and Risk of Infection During the Suckling Period

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. E. Richard Stiehm, Margaret A. Keller
      Pages 105-122
    3. Catherine M. Fetherston, Chee Seong Lee, Peter E. Hartmann
      Pages 167-198
  4. Passively Transferred Anti-Infectious Agents of Milk

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
    2. Saeed Hosseini, Paula Inserra, Mohsen Araghi-Niknam, Ronald R. Watson
      Pages 201-212
    3. Marita Noguera-Obenza, Thomas G. Cleary
      Pages 213-229
    4. Roberta Chierici
      Pages 247-269
    5. Charles E. Isaacs
      Pages 271-285
  5. Activity of Milk in Promoting Development of Immunocompetence in the Suckling Neonate

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 309-309
    2. U. I. Dahlgren, L. Å. Hanson, E. Telemo
      Pages 311-325

About this book


This volume of Advances in Nutritional Research focuses on colostrum and milk as agents of defense against infection both for the suckling offspring and for the lactating mammary gland. The scope of the volume includes positive and negative influences of the consumption of mother's milk on the risk of infec­ tion, immunobiological roles of individual milk components, activities of milk and its components in promoting development of neonatal immunocompetence, the potential of milk and its components as therapeutic agents and as functional foods that support immune competence, and external influences that determine the immunological activity of milk. The volume is intended to provide a critical assessment of the limits of available information pertaining to humans and animals, together with authoritative comment regarding newer directions and unproven ideas. Part I provides a foundation for the volume. Readers unfamiliar with immunology will find, in Chapter 1, a selective outline of the anatomy and ontogeny of the mammalian immune system and of the types and regulation of immune defenses in mammals. Some emphasis is given to the place of the mammary gland within the common mucosal defense system, and to important species peculiarities in this regard. Chapter 2 is an authoritative and forward­ looking perspective on the development of knowledge pertaining to the immuno­ biology of milk as a fluid with both anti-infectious and anti-inflammatory roles. The chapter poses the provocative possibility of a tolerogenic role for milk.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Bill Woodward
    • 1
  • Harold H. Draper
    • 1
  1. 1.University of GuelphGuelphCanada

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Advances in Nutritional Research
  • Book Subtitle Immunological Properties of Milk
  • Editors Bill Woodward
    Harold H. Draper
  • Series Title Advances in Nutritional Research
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-306-46603-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4613-5182-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4615-0661-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXIX, 410
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Nutrition
    Physical Chemistry
    Chemistry/Food Science, general
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