A comparative study of milk serum proteins in camel (Camelus dromedarius) and bovine colostrum

U. Merin, S. Bernstein, A. Bloch-Damti, R. Yagil, C. Van Creveld, P. Lindner, N. Gollop

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Abstract

Camel (Camelus dromedarius) whey proteins were detected and compared to bovine whey proteins using size exclusion chromatography columns on HPLC. Camel whey proteins such as serum albumin and α-lactalbumin appear to possess molecular weights similar to the respective bovine whey proteins. Camel whey lacks β-lactoglobulin and consists of large amount of serum albumin, compared to bovine whey. Camel colostrum is rich in IgG and serum albumin, which reduce in amount already after 3 days postpartum. The main protein in camel colostrum whey is serum albumin while that of bovine colostrum whey is β-lactoglobulin.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)297-301
Number of pages5
JournalLivestock Production Science
Volume67
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 26 Feb 2001
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Camel milk
  • Colostrum
  • Whey proteins

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • Veterinary (all)

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