Total glutamine content in human milk is not influenced by gestational age Academic Article uri icon

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  • BACKGROUND: Glutamine may be a conditionally indispensable amino acid in neonates and should be given in adequate amounts. Reliable information concerning the glutamine content of human milk is lacking. AIM: To assess total glutamine content in human milk using a novel analytical procedure, and to evaluate the potential influence of time of delivery and lactational stage. METHODS: The content of free and protein-bound glutamine was assessed in transitional (days 4-7 of lactation) and mature (days 29-34) human milk, after preterm (<35 wk of gestation, n=20) or term (>37 wk, n=20) delivery. Milk samples were obtained by manual expression and stored at


  • Jochum, Frank
  • Colling, Stephanie
  • Meinardus, Pamela
  • Alteheld, Birgit
  • Stehle, Peter
  • Fusch, Christoph

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  • August 1, 2006