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Lactalbumin

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biological source

bovine

Quality Level

form

powder

technique(s)

cell culture | insect: suitable

UniProt accession no.

storage temp.

2-8°C

Gene Information

bovine ... LALBA(281894)

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General description

α-Lactalbumin is a small, globular, whey protein that has been found in all milk studied to date. It is a metalloprotein of approximately 14 kDa produced in the mammary glands.

Application

α-Lactalbumin was used in a cytologic assay for diagnosis of food hypersensitivity in patients with irritable bowel syndrome.
Lactalbumin has also been used in rearing anopheline mosquitoes.

Biochem/physiol Actions

α-Lactalbumin consists of a single polypeptide chain with 8 cysteines which form disulfide bridges. α-Lactalbumin binds several metal ions, including calcium, which is thought to play a role in the regeneration of native α-lactalbumin from the reduced, denatured form. α-Lactalbumin also has a distinct zinc binding site that is thought to play a role in the binding of the lactose synthase complex. The mature protein consists of 123 amino acid residues (14 kDa), and it has a three-dimensional structure with 1.7 Angstrom resolution, demonstrating four a-helices and a triple stranded antiparallel β-sheet.

Storage Class

11 - Combustible Solids

wgk_germany

WGK 3

flash_point_f

Not applicable

flash_point_c

Not applicable

ppe

Eyeshields, Gloves, type N95 (US)


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