Symposium Oral Presentations 2016

Impact of the degree of prematurity and time post-partum on proteases and antiproteases in human milk and the infant stomach

Veronique Demers-Mathieu, Oregon State University, Corvallis, USA

Veronique Demers-Mathieu1, Søren Drud Nielsen1, and David Dallas1 1. Nutrition Program, School of Biological and Population Health Sciences, College of Public Health and Human Sciences, Oregon State University, Corvallis Human milk contains a complex system of proteases and protease inhibitors. This proteolytic system provides an apparently controlled and protein-selective proteolytic digestion in the mammary gland and the infant stomach. This balance of proteases and antiproteases may allow for assistance with protein digestion during the early stages of the infant’s digestive... Read More... Download PDF