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X-Ray Structural Studies of Lactoferrin

  • Sylvia V. Rumball
  • Bryan F. Anderson
  • Heather M. Baker
  • Gillian E. Norris
  • Joyce M. Waters
  • Edward N. Baker

Abstract

Knowledge of protein tertiary structure is fundamental to a proper understanding of function. Currently there is little detailed structural information available on human milk proteins. The structure of bovine milk β-lactoglobulin at 2.8 A has recently been determined and this has led to speculation about its function, but this protein is apparently not found in human milk. Preliminary crystallographic data on α-lactalbumin has been published but no high resolution structure has yet been forthcoming.

Keywords

Human Milk Infant Formula Bovine Milk Proper Understanding Iron Site 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sylvia V. Rumball
    • 1
  • Bryan F. Anderson
    • 1
  • Heather M. Baker
    • 1
  • Gillian E. Norris
    • 1
  • Joyce M. Waters
    • 1
  • Edward N. Baker
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chemistry and BiochemistryMassey UniversityPalmerston NorthNew Zealand

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