Bioactive functions of milk proteins: a comparative genomics approach
Publication Year 2015, Volume 19, Issue #3-4, Page 289-302
Journal Title
J Mammary Gland Biol Neoplasia
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Journal Article
The composition of milk includes factors required to provide appropriate nutrition for the growth of the neonate. However, it is now clear that milk has many functions and comprises bioactive molecules that play a central role in regulating developmental processes in the young while providing a protective function for both the suckled young and the mammary gland during the lactation cycle. Identifying these bioactives and their physiological function in eutherians can be difficult and requires extensive screening of milk components that may function to improve well-being and options for prevention and treatment of disease. New animal models with unique reproductive strategies are now becoming increasingly relevant to search for these factors. © 2015 Springer Science+Business Media New York
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Bioactive; Mammary gland; Marsupial; Milk; miRNA; Monotreme
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