[Literature Library] Human milk oligosaccharides (HMO) profiles of Chinese mothers

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[Literature Library] Human milk oligosaccharides (HMO) profiles of Chinese mothers

This longitudinal study collected single milk samples from 163 mothers and multiple milk samples from 59 mothers in Jiangmen and Guangzhou, China at timepoints from post-partum day 3 until day 168 to analyze their HMO profiles. 77% of all study participants were HMO secretors and 23% were nonsecretors, as differentiated by 2’-Fucosyllactose (2’-FL) concentration above or below 0.2 g/L respectively. Other results include the compositional changes of overall and individual HMOs such as Lacto-N-tetraose (LNT) and 3’-Sialyllactose (3’-SL).

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Wu J et al. Systematic characterization and longitudinal study reveal distinguishing features of human milk oligosaccharides in China. Curr Dev Nutr. 2020;4(8):nzaa113.

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