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HMO Evolution in Human Milk

Speakers: B. German

Presented at , 88th Nestlé Nutrition Institute Workshop: Intestinal Microbiome:...


Bruce German speaks on the evolution of the mammalian lactation system, with a focus on the role of human milk oligosaccharides (HMO). HMOs are the third most abundant class of biomolecule in human milk, yet they cannot be digested by humans. HMOs are structurally diverse and they act as substrate that shape the microbiota composition. In addition, HMOs assist in pathogen deflection as well as immune and neural development