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- Reznikov, Elizabeth A; Comstock, Sarah S; Hoeflinger, Jennifer L; Wang, Mei; Miller, Michael J; Donovan, Sharon M
- Current developments in nutrition 2018 v.2 no.4
- B-lymphocytes; Bifidobacterium longum subsp. infantis; Staphylococcus aureus; T-lymphocytes; Toll-like receptor 2; blood sampling; blood serum; digestive system; gene expression; heart; immune response; infant diseases; interferon-gamma; interleukin-10; intravenous injection; kidneys; lactoferrin; lungs; messenger RNA; monocytes; neutrophils; oral administration; piglets; premature birth; tissues; weight gain; whey
- ... Bovine lactoferrin (bLf) reduces Staphylococcus aureus infection in premature infants and promotes the growth of Bifidobacterium infantis, a predominant infant gut species. We hypothesized that bLf in combination with B. infantis would reduce the severity of systemic S. aureus infection. The aim was to determine the effects of oral administration of bLf and B. infantis on the course of systemic S. ...