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Milk Synthesis
Lactation Biology


For more on the Milk Synthesis see:

Mammary Carbohydrates and Lactose Synthesis

See Kuhn, Ch. 6 in Mepham, 1983, Biochemistry of Lactation, Elsevier.

Saavedra, JM and Perman JA 1989 Current Concepts in lactose malabsoption and intolerance. Ann. Rev. Nutrition 9:475

For general references on milk proteins and their synthesis see:

Mercier and Gaye, 1983, Ch. 7 in Biochemistry of Lactation, T. B. Mepham ed, p.177

Mercier and Gaye, 1982, J. Dairy Sci. 65:299

Burgoyne RD, Duncan JS 1998 Secretion of milk proteins. J. Mammary Gland Biology and Neoplasia 3:275-286.

Some More References on Lactose Synthesis and a-Lactalbumin :

Brew, K, Grobler, J.A. (1992) a-Lactalbumin. In Advanced Dairy Chemistry, Volume 1, Proteins. P. F. Fox, Ed. Elsevier Science Publishers Ltd, New York.

Das Gupta, N.A., Alexander, L.J., Beattie, C.W. (1992) The sequence of a porcine cDNA encoding a-lactalbumin. Gene 110:265-266.

Dhiman, T.R., Satter, L.D. (1993) Protein as the first-limiting nutrient for lactating dairy cows fed high proportions of good quality alfalfa silage. J. Dairy Sci. 76:1960-1971.

Hayssen, V., Blackburn, D.G. (1985) a-Lactalbumin and the origins of lactation. Evolution 39:5 1147-1149.

Kuhn, N.J., Wooding, F.B.P., White, A. (1980) Properties of galactosyltransferase-enriched vesicles of Golgi membranes from lactating-rat mammary gland. Eur. J. Biochem. 103:377-385.

McKenzie, H.A., White, F.H. (1991) Lysozyme and a-lactalbumin: structure, function, and interrelationships. In: Advances in Protein Chemistry 41:173-315.

Mitranic, M.M., Paquet, M.R., Moscarello, M.A. (1988) The interaction of bovine milk galactosyltransferase with lipid and a-lactalbumin. Bioch Biophys Acta 956:277-284.

Rao, D. R., Hegarty, H. M., Larson, B. L. (1975) Effect of cell density on lactose synthesis in bovine mammary cell cultures. J. Dairy Sci. 58:159-163.

Vilotte, J.L., Soulier, S. (1992) Isolation and characterization of the mouse a-lactalbumin-encoding gene interspecies comparison, tissue- and stage-specific expression. Gene 119:287-292.

Zhao, F.-Q., Moseley, W.M., Tucker, H.A., Kennelly, J.J. (1996) Regulation of glucose transporter gene expression in mammary gland, muscle, and fat of lactating cows by administration of bovine growth hormone and bovine growth hormone-releasing factor. J. Anim. Sci. 74:183-189.


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