Although breast-feeding transmits the HIV-1 virus from mothers to their infants, breast milk contains compounds that protect a majority of infants from infection. Preliminary Results support our hypothesis that human milk oligosaccharides are part of this protective mechanism. We aim at identifying those individual human milk oligosaccharides that are most effective in reducing HIV-1 infection.
|Bode, Lars (2015) The functional biology of human milk oligosaccharides. Early Hum Dev 91:619-22|