Ceruloplasmin concentration in human colostrum and mature milk

Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 1995 Apr;59(4):713-4. doi: 10.1271/bbb.59.713.

Abstract

The concentration of ceruloplasmin (CP) in human milk was obtained by measuring the increased absorbance of a solution containing apotransferrin and Fe2+ at 460 nm after adding the milk. The CP concentrations in colostrum and mature milk at less than 1 month after parturition were 4.45 +/- 1.23 mg and 4.09 mg +/- 1.47 mg/100 ml, respectively. In mature milk after more than one month, the CP concentration had decreased to 1.72 +/- 0.91 mg/100 ml.

MeSH terms

  • Apoproteins / analysis
  • Ceruloplasmin / analysis*
  • Colostrum / chemistry*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Iron / analysis
  • Milk, Human / chemistry*
  • Transferrin / analysis

Substances

  • Apoproteins
  • Transferrin
  • apotransferrin
  • Iron
  • Ceruloplasmin