Location: Children's Nutrition Research CenterTitle: The long-term impact of epigenetics and maternal influence on the neonate through milk-borne factors and nutrient status) Author
Submitted to: Journal of Animal Science
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/4/2013
Publication Date: 2/1/2013
Citation: Daniels, K., Farmer, C., Jimenez-Flores, R., Rijnkels, M. 2013. The long-term impact of epigenetics and maternal influence on the neonate through milk-borne factors and nutrient status. In: Proceedings of the American Society of Animal Science, Joint Annual Meeting of the American Dairy Science Association, Asociacion Mexicana de Produccion Animal, American Society of Animal Science, Canadian Society of Animal Science, and the Western Section American Society of Animal Science; Lactation Biology Symposium, July 15-19, 2012, Phoenix, Arizona. Journal of Animal Science. 91(2):673-675. Interpretive Summary:
Technical Abstract: The goals of the symposium were to explore potential means by which colostrum and milk may affect growth and development of offspring immediately after birth, into adulthood, and in subsequent generations. The symposium was exceptional in that it brought together scientists that work in the broad area of lactation biology but use different animal models to verify hypotheses; the mixed platform of speakers and their corresponding expertise offered a unique opportunity for exchange of ideas and information. The importance of colostral immunoglobulins for passive transfer of immunity has long been recognized and this was, therefore, not the focus of the symposium. Rather, biologically active colostral and milk factors, both identified and still unknown, were the focal point.