Enzymes indigenous to milk | other enzymes

Farkye, N. Y. and Bansal, N. (2011). Enzymes indigenous to milk | other enzymes. In John W. Fuquay, Patrick J. Fox and Paul L. H. McSweeney (Ed.), Encyclopedia of dairy science 2nd ed. (pp. 327-334) Amsterdam, Netherlands: Academic Press.

Author Farkye, N. Y.
Bansal, N.
Title of chapter Enzymes indigenous to milk | other enzymes
Title of book Encyclopedia of dairy science
Place of Publication Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publisher Academic Press
Publication Year 2011
Sub-type Chapter in reference work, encyclopaedia, manual or handbook
Edition 2nd
ISBN 9780123744029
Editor John W. Fuquay
Patrick J. Fox
Paul L. H. McSweeney
Start page 327
End page 334
Total pages 8
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Several enzymes have been identified or purified from mammalian milk in trace amounts. Some of these enzymes have specific and established functions in the mammary gland, in milk, or in the newborn (e.g., catalase, lysozyme, lactate dehydrogenase). Their activities in milk may reflect physiological changes or a pathological state of the mammary gland during lactation. They may play a role in gastrointestinal function, nutrient digestion, and delivery to the newborn (e.g., amylases, γ-glutamyltranspeptidase). Others function by protecting the newborn against oxidative damage and bacterial and viral infections (e.g., lysozyme). Some of the enzymes have been exploited technologically (e.g., catalase and lysozyme) and may play a role in dairy foods. This review focuses on individual enzymes indigenous to milk that are not discussed in detail in other sections of this encyclopedia. Their functions, properties, and established functions in milk are described.
Q-Index Code BX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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