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Milk is not just food but most likely a genetic transfection system activating mTORC1 signaling for postnatal growth

Overview of attention for article published in Nutrition Journal, July 2013
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Title
Milk is not just food but most likely a genetic transfection system activating mTORC1 signaling for postnatal growth
Published in
Nutrition Journal, July 2013
DOI 10.1186/1475-2891-12-103
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Authors

Bodo C Melnik, Swen Malte John, Gerd Schmitz

Abstract

Milk has been recognized to represent a functionally active nutrient system promoting neonatal growth of mammals. Cell growth is regulated by the nutrient-sensitive kinase mechanistic target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1). There is still a lack of information on the mechanisms of mTORC1 up-regulation by milk consumption. This review presents milk as a materno-neonatal relay system functioning by transfer of preferential amino acids, which increase plasma levels of glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP), glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), insulin, growth hormone (GH) and insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) for mTORC1 activation. Importantly, milk exosomes, which regularly contain microRNA-21, most likely represent a genetic transfection system enhancing mTORC1-driven metabolic processes. Whereas human breast milk is the ideal food for infants allowing appropriate postnatal growth and species-specific metabolic programming, persistent high milk signaling during adolescence and adulthood by continued cow´s milk consumption may promote mTORC1-driven diseases of civilization.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Netherlands 2 <1%
Portugal 1 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Unknown 214 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 50 23%
Student > Master 35 16%
Student > Bachelor 32 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 28 13%
Other 15 7%
Other 39 18%
Unknown 22 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 70 32%
Medicine and Dentistry 46 21%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 32 14%
Nursing and Health Professions 26 12%
Neuroscience 3 1%
Other 19 9%
Unknown 25 11%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 72. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 27 June 2019.
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#344,706
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#115
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