A quantitative calcium phosphate nanocluster model of the casein micelle: the average size, size distribution and surface properties

@article{Holt2021AQC,
  title={A quantitative calcium phosphate nanocluster model of the casein micelle: the average size, size distribution and surface properties},
  author={Carl Holt},
  journal={European Biophysics Journal},
  year={2021},
  volume={50},
  pages={847 - 866}
}
  • C. Holt
  • Published 18 April 2021
  • Medicine
  • European Biophysics Journal
Caseins (αS1, αS2, β and κ) are the main protein fraction of bovine milk. Together with nanoclusters of amorphous calcium phosphate (CaP) and divalent cations, they combine to form a polydisperse distribution of particles called casein micelles. A casein micelle model is proposed which is consistent with the way in which intrinsically disordered proteins interact through predominantly polar, short, linear, motifs. Using the model, an expression is derived for the size distribution of casein… 

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