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Quantification of β-casomorphin 7 in commercially available filtered and pasteurized cow’s milk

Buatig, R., Clegg, M., Michael, N. and Oruna-Concha, M.-J. ORCID: (2023) Quantification of β-casomorphin 7 in commercially available filtered and pasteurized cow’s milk. In: The 4th International Electronic Conference on Foods, 15-30 October 2023, Online. (In Press)

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β-casomorphin 7 (BCM7) is a bioactive peptide that is released during the digestion of β-casein (in particular; A1 variant) present in cow’s milk. BCM7 has been linked to several health concerns such as gastrointestinal disorders. Milk processing alters the composition of milk; which in turn may affect its digestion thus impacting the amount of BCM7 that is released. This study aimed to understand the impact of microfiltration on BCM7 release after in vitro digestion (mimicking in vivo digestion) of semi-skimmed filtered milk compared to pasteurized milk and pasteurized Jersey milk (which does not contain A1 β-casein the main source of BCM7). LC/MS was used to quantify BCM7. Results indicated that the β-casein variants present in milk rather than the milk treatments themselves are the key factors for the release of BCM7. Similar BCM7 levels were found in filtered and pasteurized milk samples; whereas Jersey milk released just half the amount.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions:Interdisciplinary centres and themes > Chemical Analysis Facility (CAF)
Life Sciences > School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy > Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences > Food Research Group
ID Code:113904

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