Dept. of Medical Informatics, University of Applied Sciences, Luxemburger Str. 10, D-13353 Berlin, Germany.
CYTOTOXICITY BY STORED HUMAN BREAST-MILK: POSSIBLE CONTRIBUTION OF COMPLEMENT SYSTEM
Article first published online: 2 JAN 2013
© The Author(s) Journal compilation © 1999 International Federation for Cell Biology
Cell Biology International
Volume 23, Issue 8, pages 585–588, August 1999
How to Cite
Ogundele, M. O. (1999), CYTOTOXICITY BY STORED HUMAN BREAST-MILK: POSSIBLE CONTRIBUTION OF COMPLEMENT SYSTEM. Cell Biology International, 23: 585–588. doi: 10.1006/cbir.1999.0425
- Issue published online: 2 JAN 2013
- Article first published online: 2 JAN 2013
- Received 2 April 1999; accepted 30 June 1999
- Cited By
- free fatty acids;
- complement system;
Human milk stored over some period in vitro possesses certain cytotoxic properties, which require further studies. Cytolysis induced by stored human milk has now been further characterized, using rabbit red blood cells as targets, to determine the contribution of other components, particularly the complement system. Cytolysis was found to be temperature dependent, greatly enhanced by low concentrations of magnesium and calcium ions, but inhibited by moderate to excessive amounts of calcium ions, and by heating at 56°C.