Osteopontin in human milk and infant formula affects infant plasma osteopontin concentrations.

Affiliation

Department of Nutrition, University of California, Davis, CA, 95616, USA. [Email]

Abstract

Osteopontin (OPN), a multifunctional protein, is present abundantly in human milk, but not in bovine milk and infant formulas. A recent randomized clinical trial showed that supplementing infant formula with bovine milk OPN (bOPN) resulted in better immune outcomes.