Milk-Derived Growth factors as Neutraceuticals

  • Kang, Shin-Ho (Institute of Dairy Food Research, Seoul Dairy Cooperative)
  • Published : 2007.06.30


Colostrum has lots of bioactive components and many growth factors including insulin-like growth factors, transforming growth factors and epidermal growth factor. Colostrum and milk derived growth factors widely mediate the growth of overall development and could be used as treatment of gastrointestinal disorder, wound repair process, bioacrivity in the neonatal GI tract and induction of oral tolerance. It is possible that milk derived growth factors as potential neutraceuticals for the specific consumers may have a great role in future food industry.