Effect of human milk and infant milk formulae on adherence of Giardia intestinalis

Crouch, A. A., Seow, W. K., Whitman, L. M. and Thong, Y. H. (1991) Effect of human milk and infant milk formulae on adherence of Giardia intestinalis. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 85 5: 617-619. doi:10.1016/0035-9203(91)90366-7


Author Crouch, A. A.
Seow, W. K.
Whitman, L. M.
Thong, Y. H.
Title Effect of human milk and infant milk formulae on adherence of Giardia intestinalis
Journal name Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0035-9203
Publication date 1991-09-01
Year available 1991
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/0035-9203(91)90366-7
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 85
Issue 5
Start page 617
End page 619
Total pages 3
Place of publication LONDON
Publisher ROYAL SOC TROPICAL MEDICINE
Language eng
Subject 2405 Parasitology
2700 Medicine
Abstract Human milk was shown to inhibit adherence of Giardia at concentrations as low as 0.5%. Unsaturated fatty acids were also found to cause significant inhibitory effects on adherence, with ED50 values < 1-mu-M for arachidonic, linoleic and palmitic acids. A variety of infant feeding formulae derived from cow's milk and soy bean had suppressive effects on adherence. These observations may explain in part the low prevalence of giardiasis in young infants.
Keyword LAMBLIA
INVITRO
GROWTH
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Dentistry Publications
 
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