MFGE8

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MFGE8

A gene on chromosome 15q25 that encodes medin (milk fat globule-EGF factor 8 protein), which plays a key role in maintaining epithelial homeostasis and in promoting mucosal healing. Medin promotes VEGF-dependent neovascularisation, helps remove apoptotosed cells, binds to phosphatidylserine-enriched cell surfaces in a receptor-independent manner and binds rotavirus, inhibiting its replication.
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Composicion del globulo de grasa de la leche bovina (mg/kg leche) Componentes Globulo de grasa de la leche Nucleo MFGM Proteinas 350 Glice ridos Trigliceridos 3300 670 Digliceridos 100 Trazas Monogliceridos 10 Trazas Fosfolipidos Trazas 210 Esfingolipidos Trazas SC AG 25 Trazas Esteroles 100 15 Vitamin as(A,D,E,K) 2 Agua 60 80 Otros 30
5 to 6 years old showed that regular consumption of formula enriched with MFGM led to improved behavioral regulation.
He added that 500 kg of cow's milk produces a kilo of MFGM.