After immunizing 8‐month pregnant Holstein cows with the human rotavirus MO strain, cow colostrum containing neutralizing antibody to four different serotypes of human rotavirus, designated Rota colostrum, was obtained. Oral inoculation of human rotavirus MO strain into 5‐day‐old BALB/c mice causes gastroenteritis characterized by diarrhea. Using this small animal model, passive protection of suckling mice against human rotavirus infection was achieved with the use of Rota colostrum. Rota colostrums completely protected against rotavirus infection, but purified IgG and IgA obtained from Rota colostrum were unable to protect against infection. After grouping randomly 20 infants from a baby care center, 10 infants received 20 ml of Rota colostrum per day for 2 weeks and 10 control infants did not. Rotavirus‐associated diarrhea developed in 7 of 10 infants in the control group. None of the three infants in the every day recipient group of Rota colostrum had such symptoms, and one of three infants in the every other day recipient group developed rotavirus‐induced diarrhea. All four infants who received Rota colostrum after symptoms appeared developed diarrhea. Oral administration of Rota colostrum seems to be an effective and safe means of preventing diarrhea caused by human rotavirus infection. © 1992 Wiley‐Liss, Inc.
Journal of Medical Virology – Wiley
Published: Oct 1, 1992
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly
Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.
Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.
Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”Daniel C.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud
“I must say, @deepdyve is a fabulous solution to the independent researcher's problem of #access to #information.”@deepthiw
“My last article couldn't be possible without the platform @deepdyve that makes journal papers cheaper.”@JoseServera