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Alarmins are the ‘gold’ in breast milk – News-Medical.Net

Breast milk strengthens a child’s immune system, supporting the intestinal flora. These facts are common knowledge.

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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Aug 28 2020
Breast milk strengthens a child’s immune system, supporting the intestinal flora. These facts are common knowledge. But how does this work? What are the molecular mechanisms behind this phenomenon? And why is this not possible the same way with bottle feeding? The reasons were unknown until a team from the RESIST Cluster of Excellence at Hannover Medical School (MHH) recently discovered how alarmins are that mechanism in a project involving the Univ…

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