Characterization of human mucin (MUC15) and identification of ovine and caprine orthologs.

@article{Pallesen2008CharacterizationOH,
  title={Characterization of human mucin (MUC15) and identification of ovine and caprine orthologs.},
  author={Lone Tjener Pallesen and Lise R L Pedersen and Torben Elleb{\ae}k Petersen and Charlotte Rohde Knudsen and Jan Trige Rasmussen},
  journal={Journal of dairy science},
  year={2008},
  volume={91 12},
  pages={4477-83}
}
The glycoprotein MUC15 (mucin 15) was initially isolated from the bovine milk fat globule membrane. The present work demonstrates the existence of immunologically similar proteins ( approximately 130 kDa) in ovine, caprine, porcine, and buffalo milk samples. Purification and N-terminal amino acid sequencing confirmed the presence of ovine and caprine MUC15 orthologs in milk fat globule membranes. Expression of MUC15 in human milk was demonstrated by immunostaining ( approximately 150 kDa) as… CONTINUE READING