Chicken extract affects colostrum protein compositions in lactating women

Jane Chao, Hsu Ping Tseng, Ching Wen Chang, Yi Yi Chien, Heng-Kien Au, Jiun-Rong Chen, Chin Fa Chen

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This study investigated the effect of supplementation with chicken extract on plasma and colostrum protein compositions in lactating women. Thirty healthy pregnant women were evenly divided into the control (n = 15) or chicken extract (CE) group (n = 15). The CE group was given one bottle (70 mL/bottle) of chicken extract three times a day to provide 18 g protein from the 37th week pregnancy to 3 days postpartum. All women in the CE group consumed chicken extract at least for 2 weeks (18 ± 5 days). High protein supplement was restricted in the control group. Blood samples were collected during the 37th week pregnancy and 3-day postpartum, and milk was collected during 3-day postpartum. The results showed that plasma total protein was significantly lower by 14% in the CE group compared with that in the control group during 3-day postpartum. Plasma epidermal growth factor (EGF) significantly elevated by 236% during 3-day postpartum compared with those during the 37th week pregnancy in the CE group. The levels of lactoferrin, EGF, and transforming growth factor-β2 (TGF-β2) in colostrum significantly increased by 34%, 62%, and 196%, respectively, in the CE group compared with those in the control group. However, the levels of total protein, casein, lactalbumin, and secretory immunoglobulin A in colostrum did not significantly differ between two groups. Therefore, supplementation with chicken extract increased colostrum levels of lactoferrin, EGF, and TGF-β2, which are important for the growth and immune functions of the infants, in lactating women.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-44
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Nutritional Biochemistry
Volume15
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2004

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Colostrum
Chickens
Proteins
Blood Flow Velocity
Postpartum Period
Callosities
African horse sickness virus
Bottles
Epidermal Growth Factor
Pregnancy
Lactoferrin
Transforming Growth Factors
Blood Proteins
Erythrasma
Blood
Lactalbumin
Secretory Immunoglobulin A
Caseins
Pregnant Women
Milk

Keywords

  • Chicken extract
  • Epidermal growth factor
  • Human colostrum
  • Lactoferrin
  • Transforming growth factor-β2

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

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Chicken extract affects colostrum protein compositions in lactating women. / Chao, Jane; Tseng, Hsu Ping; Chang, Ching Wen; Chien, Yi Yi; Au, Heng-Kien; Chen, Jiun-Rong; Chen, Chin Fa.

In: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, Vol. 15, No. 1, 01.2004, p. 37-44.

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Chao, Jane; Tseng, Hsu Ping; Chang, Ching Wen; Chien, Yi Yi; Au, Heng-Kien; Chen, Jiun-Rong; Chen, Chin Fa / Chicken extract affects colostrum protein compositions in lactating women.

In: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, Vol. 15, No. 1, 01.2004, p. 37-44.

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