Milk Proteins

2nd Edition

From Expression to Food

Print ISBN: 9780128100448
eBook ISBN: 9780124051751
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 2nd July 2014
Page Count: 622
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Since the publication of the first edition, there has been a great deal of progress in the understanding and management of milk proteins across the production chain. This book takes a uniquely comprehensive look at those developments and presents them in a one-source overview.

By providing a brief overview of each topic, and then describing the most important recent advances therein, the "field-to-table" approach of this book provides specialists with new and directly relevant information in their own areas, along with information from complementary research fields, allowing them to contextualize their work within the larger picture. At the same time it provides generalists with a complete overview and offers insights into topics for more in-depth reading.

Covering areas that are receiving attention from people of many fields -- genomics, functional foods -- and including the latest research and developments in milk-protein phenomenon and interactions, this book will be an ideal resource for professionals and students alike. The new edition will also bring together new thinking on the inter-relationships between milk protein structures, digestion and human health.

Table of Contents

  • Food Science and Technology International Series
  • List of Contributors
  • Preface to the Second Edition
  • Preface to the First Edition
  • Chapter 1: The World Supply of Food and the Role of Dairy Protein

    • Abstract
    • Introduction
    • Hunger and the need for food
    • The dietary essential amino acids in proteins
    • Identifying the countries deficient in dietary essential amino acids
    • Demographic changes, aging populations, and the need for quality protein and essential amino acids
    • Global trade in proteins, the long-term prospects, with a focus on dairy foods
    • Conclusions
  • Chapter 2: Milk: An Overview

    • Abstract
    • Introduction
    • Evolution of mammals and lactation
    • Utilization of milk
    • Composition of milk
    • Milk constituents
    • Summary
  • Chapter 3: The Comparative Genomics of Monotremes, Marsupials, and Pinnipeds: Models to Examine the Functions of Milk Proteins

    • Abstract
    • Introduction
    • The echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus)
    • The tammar wallaby (Macropus eugenii)
    • A role for milk in the control of mammary function
    • The fur seal
    • New player in milk bioactives; MicroRNA
    • Conclusions
  • Chapter 4: Significance, Origin, and Function of Bovine Milk Proteins: The Biological Implications of Manipulation or Modification

    • Abstract
    • Introduction
    • Origins of milk proteins
    • Constraints and opportunities for evolution or manipulation of bovine milk proteins
    • Conclusion
  • Chapter 5: Post-translational Modifications of Caseins

    • Abstract
    • Introduction
    • The caseins
    • Caseins from other species
    • Conclusions
  • Chapter 6: Casein Micelle Struct


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