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casein

 [ka´se-in]
a phosphoprotein, the principal protein of milk, that is the basis of curd and of cheese. Casein, usually in the form of one of its salts, is added to the other ingredients of the diet to increase its protein content. note: In British nomenclature casein is called caseinogen, and paracasein is called casein.

ca·sein

(cā'sē-in, kā'sēn),
The principal protein of cow's milk and the chief constituent of cheese. It is insoluble in water, soluble in dilute alkaline and salt solutions, forms a hard insoluble plastic with formaldehyde, and is used as a constituent of some glues; various components are designated α-, β-, and κ-caseins. β-Casein is converted to γ-casein by milk proteases. There are several isoforms of α-casein. κ-Casein is not precipitated by calcium ions.

casein

(kā′sēn′, -sē-ĭn)
n.
A protein that is the major protein in the milk of most mammals. It is the basis of cheese and is used in food products and in certain adhesives and paints.

ca·sein

(kā'sēn)
The principal protein of cow's milk and the chief constituent of cheese.

casein

A protein derived from CASEINOGEN in milk by the action of renin in the stomach.

casein

a milk protein precipitated out of milk in acid conditions or by the action of RENNIN. It is the principal protein in cheese.

Patient discussion about casein

Q. Is it true that Casein protein can cause Cancer, or is harmful to the human body? Someone left a comment on my blog about Casein protein being bad for the body and that it could lead to Cancer. Is this true?

A. I am not familiar with such information, Casein is a protein that is found in large amounts in breastmilk and milk products replacements for babies and as far as I know it has no such affect.

Q. I keep on hearing about "gluten" and "casein". What are those? When I was researching about autism in the net, I keep on hearing about "gluten" and "casein". What are those?

A. These are protein fractions in wheat and milk. Research suggests they are not digested normally in most persons with autism but are incompletely broken down into absorbable molecules. Many people with autism show some improvement when these two dietary proteins are omitted.

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Casein also aids the absorption of vitamins and minerals and is vital to the production of haemoglobin, the metalloprotein in red blood cells that transports oxygen around the body.
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The CMS variations were associated with the protein (0.23; P<0.05), casein (0.17; P<0.05), urea (-0.40; P<0.01), [[alpha].sub.s]-CN (0,46; P<0.001), [kappa]-CN (-0.52; P<0.001), [beta]-LG (-0.37; P<0.001) and [alpha]-LA (-0,15; P<0.05) contents, CN number (-0.22; P<0.001) and milk pH (0.21; P<0.05).
Casein, main component of milk protein is of four types [alpha]s1, [alpha]s2, [beta] and k-casein with a ratio of [alpha]s1:[alpha]s2 and [beta]:k as 4:1 and 4:1 respectively (Fox 1989; Elzoghby et al.
To the best of our knowledge, there is no scientific data on the effect of nanoemulsified AAs in casein expression.
During the classical cheese making process, it is the casein fraction which constitutes cheese curd after enzyme-triggered milk coagulation step (McSweeney, 2004).
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Milk-borne biologically active compounds, such as casein, whey protein and other minor constituents, exhibit important physiological and biochemical functions that have crucial impacts on human metabolism and health.