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Table 3 Concentration of bioactive factors presented in the water phase of human milk during the first 6 months of lactation [pg/ml]

From: Distribution of bioactive factors in human milk samples

Factors Water phase [W] p-values
1–3 vs 4–6 months
1–3 months 4–6 months
CD40 50.17 ± 2.76 65.77 ± 1.57 < 0.0001
EGF 2234.95 ± 790.45 4064.33 ± 953.71 < 0.0001
MCP-1 2986.49 ± 937.31 306.66 ± 146.57 < 0.0001
RANTES 3.0 ± 0.75 5.18 ± 1.56 0.0273
  1. CD40 cluster of differentiation 40; EGF epidermal growth factor; MCP-1 macrophage chemokine protein-1; RANTES regulated on activation, normal T cell expressed and secreted