Nutrition And Biochemistry of Milk/Maintenance

Nutrition And Biochemistry of Milk/Maintenance

1st Edition - January 28, 1974

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  • Editor: Bruce Larson
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323150231

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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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  • No. of pages: 440
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1974
  • Published: January 28, 1974
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323150231

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