Sophie Nutton

Immunological and microbial effects of HMO in experimental models of food allergy

Speakers:
S. Nutten

Summary

Dr Nutten outlined the four primary ways in which HMOs support the infant immune system. She went on to describe two pre-clinical studies: the first looked at the impact of 2’-fucosyllactose and 6’-sialyllactose on food allergy symptoms in an experimental mouse model and the second analysed oral administration of 3’-sialyllactose in two different mouse models of atopic dermatitis. Dr Nutten also examined unpublished pre-clinical results obtained at Nestlé Research, which looked at the immunological and microbiome effects of HMOs.