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A glycoprotein (about 78 kDa) containing d-mannose and d-galactose, constituting about 12% of total solids of egg white; it will bind iron ions.
Synonym(s): ovotransferrin
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Yumurta beyazinda bulunan bes major protein daha sik alerjiye neden olur: ovomukoid (Gad d 1), ovalbumin (Gad d 2), ovotransferrin (Gad d 3), lizozim (Gad d 4) ve ovomusin (2).
Some cuticle proteins, such as lysozyme C, ovotransferrin, ovocalyxin-32, and ovocleidin-17, enhance eggshell defense against bacterial contamination and maintain egg quality [25].
Brandts, Calorimetric Studies of the Binding of Ferric Ions to Ovotransferrin and Interactions between Binding Sites, Biochemistry, 30, 11660 (1991).
Eggs are a gastronomic enigma because the ovotransferrin and ovalbumin proteins in the white begin to coagulate or solidify at around 142 and 184 degrees Fahrenheit, respectively.
It is found in milk and many mucosal secretions such as tears and it belongs to the transferring proteins (transferrin, (1) melanotransferrin, ovotransferrin, etc.
Egg white also contains many different proteins--ovalbumin (about half the protein content), ovotransferrin, ovomucoid, lysozyme and more minor proteins.
A study in 2000 explored the structural changes, such as cross linking, induced in ovalbumin, ovomucoid, and ovotransferrin by the effect of oxygen radicals generated by gamma radiation.
It is member of a family of homologous transport proteins that includes lactoferrin, ovotransferrin, and melanotransferrin.
Some specific topics covered include neutrophil apoptosis and innate immunity, glial regulation of beta-amyloid deposition and neurodegeneration in Alzheimer's disease, and the role of avian acute phase protein ovotransferrin in modulating phagocyte function.
Ovotransferrin is a monomeric glycoprotein, belonging to the transferrin family, a group of iron-binding proteins.
Although HEW is a complex mixture of more than 20 proteins, the specific IgE antibodies in sera from both HEW-allergic patients and rats orally sensitized to HEW proteins recognized the same proteins (mainly ovotransferrin, OVA, ovomucoid, and to a lesser extent lysozyme), all claimed to be the major allergens for HEW-allergic humans (Ebbehoj et al.
A previously little-understood iron-binding protein, ovotransferrin (OTF), is abundant in poultry blood and eggs.