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Quantification of major camel milk proteins by capillary electrophoresis

Omar, A., Harbourne, N. and Oruna-Concha, M. ORCID: (2016) Quantification of major camel milk proteins by capillary electrophoresis. International Dairy, 58. pp. 31-35. ISSN 1879-0143

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Proteins from dromedary camel milk (CM) produced in Europe were separated and quantified by capillary electrophoresis (CE). CE analysis showed that camel milk lacks b-lactoglobulin and consists of high concentration of a-lactalbumin (2.01 ± 0.02 mg mL-1), lactoferrin (1.74 ± 0.06 mg mL-1) and serum albumin (0.46 ± 0.01 mg mL-1 ). Among caseins, the concentration of b-casein (12.78 ± 0.92 mg mL-1) was found the highest followed by a-casein (2.89 ± 0.29 mg mL-1) while k-casein represented only minor amount (1.67 ± 0.01 mg mL-1). These results were in agreement with sodium dodecyl sulphatepolyacrylamide gel electrophoresis patterns. Overall, CE offers a quick and reliable method for the determination of major CM proteins, which may be responsible for the many nutritional and health properties of CM.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Life Sciences > School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy > Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences > Food Research Group
ID Code:55076

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