Ability of a beta-casein phosphopeptide to modulate the precipitation of calcium phosphate by forming amorphous dicalcium phosphate nanoclusters.

  title={Ability of a beta-casein phosphopeptide to modulate the precipitation of calcium phosphate by forming amorphous dicalcium phosphate nanoclusters.},
  author={Carl Holt and Nils Magnus Wahlgren and Torbj{\"o}rn Drakenberg},
  journal={The Biochemical journal},
  volume={314 ( Pt 3)},
The ability of casein in the form of colloidal-sized casein micelles to modulate the phase separation of calcium phosphate during milk secretion is adapted to produce nanometre-sized particles of calcium phosphate stabilized by a casein phosphopeptide (nanoclusters). The nanoclusters were prepared from an undersaturated solution of salts and the peptide by raising the pH homogeneously from about 5.5 to 6.7 with urea plus urease. Chemical analysis and IR spectroscopy showed that they comprise an… 

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