© 2008

Bioactive Components of Milk

  • Zsuzsanna Bösze
  • Describes the derived components of milk and their diverse activities


Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 606)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Milk Lipids: A Source of Bioactive Molecules

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. K. J. Shingfield, Y. Chilliard, V. Toivonen, P. Kairenius, D. I. Givens
      Pages 3-65
    3. Antonella Baldi, Luciano Pinotti
      Pages 109-125
  3. Biological Activity of Native Milk Proteins: Species-Specific Effects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. Maria Cavaletto, Maria Gabriella Giuffrida, Amedeo Conti
      Pages 129-141
    3. Dominique Legrand, Annick Pierce, Elisabeth Elass, Mathieu Carpentier, Christophe Mariller, Joël Mazurier
      Pages 163-194
    4. Karine Vidal, Anne Donnet-Hughes
      Pages 195-216
    5. Oskar Hallgren, Sonja Aits, Patrick Brest, Lotta Gustafsson, Ann-Kristin Mossberg, Björn Wullt et al.
      Pages 217-240
  4. Milk Peptides

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 251-251
    2. Ioannis Politis, Roubini Chronopoulou
      Pages 253-269
    3. Iván López-Expósito, Isidra Recio
      Pages 271-294
  5. Induced Biologically Active Components from the Milk of Livestock Animals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 319-319
    2. Lennart Hammarström, Carina Krüger Weiner
      Pages 321-343
    3. A. L. Van Eenennaam, J. F. Medrano
      Pages 345-356
    4. Zsuzsanna Bösze, Mária Baranyi, C. Bruce, A. Whitelaw
      Pages 357-395

About this book


Of all food products dairy foods have the most potential concerning functional foods. Therefore, there is a tremendous amount of interest in value-added milk products and the identification of components in food which have health benefits. Bioactive Components of Milk provides an overview of these derived components and their diverse activities including: the stimulation of beneficial microflora, alerting the immune system to the presence of potential pathogens and allergens, binding and eliminating toxins, etc.

The book is divided into four parts. The first part focuses on bioactive milk lipid components, which very widely among mammalian species. The second part describes different aspects of biological active colostrums and milk proteins and their derivatives, with special concern on species specific effects. The third part reviews the production of recombinant human proteins in the milk of livestock animals - including ethical issues - and the aims of altering milk composition for the benefit of both the animals themselves and the consumers. The final part focuses on the influence of ruminants nutrition on the biological activity of milk.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Zsuzsanna Bösze
    • 1
  1. 1.Agricultural Biotechnology CenterGödölloHungary

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Bioactive Components of Milk
  • Editors Zsuzsanna Bosze
  • Series Title Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science Chemistry and Material Science (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-387-74086-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4419-2545-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-387-74087-4
  • Series ISSN 0065-2598
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 496
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Food Science
    Organic Chemistry
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From the reviews:

"This multi-authored and international volume presents recent scientific advances on bioactive components of milk of both livestock and human. The ultimate goal is to create and use genetically engineered components from livestock milk … . The review format of the articles includes historical discovery dates of particular components and leads to extensive and valuable reference lists. … In addition to researchers in their respective fields, this volume will appeal to lactation consultants seeking scientific explanations for the unique nature of human milk." (Nicole J Bernshaw, ILCA Print and Multimedia Reviews, May, 2008)