Sialic acid and neurodevelopment: a molecular and cellular approach

One such class of dietary components that currently differ in concentration between human milk and infant formula are oligosaccharides (OS).

In our research, we investigate the effect of sialic-acid on neurodevelopment, particularly on myelin and synapse formation as well as neural transmission. We further aim to identify clinically relevant doses at which sialic-acid containing milk might support neurodevelopment.

People involved

Stefanie Chie
Maria Consolata Miletta Ph.D.
Zsofia Szentpetery Ph.D.