A research group has discovered an interorgan network between the mammary glands and the small intestine that plays an essential role in transferring antibodies via breastfeeding.
Gut Microbiota Induces the Secretion of Maternal Antibodies in Breastmilk
"Gut Microbiota Induces the Secretion of Maternal Antibodies in Breastmilk"
Cell Reports Volume 36, ISSUE 10, 109655, September 07, 2021 September 7, 2021 doi:10.1016/j.celrep.2021.109655
Katsuki Usami, Kanae Niimi, Ayumi Matsuo, Yoshihisa Suyama, Yoshifumi Sakai, Shintaro Sato, Kohtaro Fujihashi, Hiroshi Kiyono, Saeka Uchino, Mutsumi Furukawa, Jahidul Islam, Kaori Ito, Taiki Moriya, Yutaka Kusumoto, Michio Tomura, Russell C. Hovey, Junichi Sugawara, Hiroshi Yoneyama, Haruki Kitazawa, Kouichi Watanabe, Hisashi Aso, Tomonori Nochi