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Nutrition And Biochemistry of Milk/Maintenance - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780124367036, 9780323150231

Nutrition And Biochemistry of Milk/Maintenance

1st Edition

Editor: Bruce Larson
eBook ISBN: 9780323150231
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th January 1974
Page Count: 440
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Lactation: A Comprehensive Treatise, Volume III: Nutrition and Biochemistry of Milk/Maintenance focuses on the nutrition and biochemistry of milk and its constituents, including the nutritional aspects of milk as a food and nutritional maintenance of lactation in those species from which milk is utilized as a source of human food. This book is divided into two parts—biochemistry of milk and its nutritive quality and maintenance of lactation. In these parts, this volume specifically discusses the differences among species in milk composition; significance of polymorphism; pesticide residues in bovine milk; and transfer of radiostrontium into milk. The role of the mammary gland in the immune system; methodology of diagnosis of milk hypersensitivity; and metabolic defects in galactose metabolism are also elaborated. This text likewise covers the factors affecting nutritional requirements of lactating animals and shape of the lactation curve. This publication is useful to biologists, food technologists, and college students interested in lactation research.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors


Content of Other Volumes

Part I. Biochemistry of Milk and its Nutritive Quality

Chapter One / The Composition of Milk

I. Introduction

II. The Constituents of Milk

III. Differences among Species in Milk Composition

IV. Variations in the Composition of Bovine Milk


Chapter Two / Genetic Variants of the Milk Proteins

I. Introduction

II. Molecular Basis for Milk Protein Variations

III. Significance of Polymorphism

IV. Biological Functions of the Milk Proteins

V. A Prospectus on Future Research in Milk Protein Chemistry


Chapter Three / General Environmental Contaminants Occurring in Milk

I. Introduction

II. Pesticide Residues in Bovine Milk

III. Pesticide Residues in Human Milk

IV. Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCB's)

V. Residual Drugs

VI. Certain Metals and Their Appearance in Milk


Chapter Four / Physiological and Biochemical Aspects of the Accumulation of Contaminant Radionuclides in Milk

I. Introduction

II. Transfer of Radioiodine into Milk

III. Transfer of Radiostrontium into Milk

IV. Transfer of Radiobarium into Milk

V. Transfer of Radiocesium into Milk

VI. Transfer of Other Radionuclides into Milk

VII. Summary


Chapter Five / Immunoglobulins of the Mammary Secretions

I. Introduction

II. Characteristics of Lacteal Immunoglobulins

III. Transport, Synthesis, and Localization of Immunoglobulins in the Mammary Glands

IV. The Role of the Mammary Gland in the Immune System

V. Summary


Chapter Six / Immunological Problems of Milk Feeding

I. Introduction

II. Symptomatology

III. Milk Components Related to Immunological Responses

IV. Immunoglobulins and Milk Hypersensitivity

V. Methodology of Diagnosis of Milk Hypersensitivity

VI. Alteration of Milk Proteins and Their Effect on Symptomatology

VII. Secondary Problems Arising from the Immunological Response

VIII. Summary


Chapter Seven / Milk in Human Nutrition

I. General Introduction

II. Milk for Infant Feeding

III. Milk for the Elderly

IV. Lactose Intolerance

V. Metabolic Defects in Galactose Metabolism

VI. Diet and Cardiovascular Disease


Part II. Maintenance of Location

Chapter Eight / Nutritional Requirements for Lactation

I. Introduction

II. Nutrients Required for Lactation

III. Factors Affecting Nutritional Requirements of Lactating Animals

IV. Systems of Expressing Energy Requirements

V. Tables of Nutritional Requirements for Lactation

VI. Summary


Chapter Nine / Environmental and Genetic Factors in the Development and Maintenance of Lactation

I. Introduction

II. The Shape of the Lactation Curve

III. The Yields of Milk, Fat, Protein, Lactose, Minerals, Solids-Not-Fat, and Total Solids

IV. The Qualitative Composition of the Solid Components of Milk

V. The Potential Contribution to be Expected from Species Other than the Bovine

VI. Summary


Author Index

Subject Index


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