Comparison between the antigenicity of native and unfolded beta-lactoglobulin.

The antibody binding sites (B-cell epitopes) on beta-lactoglobulin (beta-LG) were surveyed by assaying the reactivity of the tryptic fragments of beta-LG to mouse anti-beta-LG antiserum with ELISA. Four peptide fragments (the residues 21Ser-40Arg, 41Val-60Lys, 102Tyr-124 Arg, and 149Leu-162Ile) bound the antibodies. We considered that B-cell epitopes of… CONTINUE READING