Russian scientists develop "human and mouse milk" quality or exceed human breast milk

According to the report of Hong Kong Grand Prix on the 13th, the Institute of Genetic Biology of the Russian Academy of Sciences established a mouse milk production base, hoping to extract "human and mouse milk", a protein whose quality is similar to human breast milk even beyond it. Cheap and good medicines and quality baby food.

Rats are the most suitable organisms for the experimental production of emulsions. Scientists can produce protein "lactoferrin" similar to human breast milk as long as they order it. And a mouse that performs this emulsion production task can cost up to $3,000.

The supervision of the project, Goldman, said: “This is one of the stages of a global experiment that Russia and Belarus have jointly sponsored. The goal is to produce effective new-generation medicines and high-quality baby food that are harmless to the body. These products Based on human proteins, we are preparing to produce this protein from the milk of animals such as goats and mice."

Scientist Sachkova said: "Our mouse is genetically modified. The first mouse was born in 2001. We started taking milk from the female when we gave birth. The lactation period was twenty-one days. During this period we only The milk will be taken twice, because the mice will also eat (milk). One mother will produce a single drop of milk at a time. Some studies have found that this kind of milk, like human breast milk, may even surpass humans in some respects. Breast milk."

How to get milk from rats? Some researchers will cut the mouse's nipple and squeeze out the precious liquid. Some researchers also use special machines to fix the mother's body as a crucifix, or to numb the mother. However, the researcher explained that the research process is not cruel.

It is understood that scientists have learned to extract fifteen to forty grams of human lactoferrin from one liter of transgenic mouse milk. This component is far more than that provided by a woman who provides breast milk and is the most efficient in the world in taking milk. In foreign countries, the same amount of milk can only extract half a gram (human lactoferrin).

Scientists plan to cultivate five hundred genetically modified goats. The human lactoferrin obtained from them will be used to produce breast milk substitutes for newborn infants who have not absorbed breast milk. This new substance will prevent infants from being infected by bacteria, viruses and fungi, and it is expected to greatly reduce child mortality. Also, the milk of transgenic animals also provides opportunities for the production of inexpensive protein medicines.