Enzymatic digestion of the milk protein beta-casein releases potent chemotactic peptide(s) for monocytes and macrophages.

@article{Kitazawa2007EnzymaticDO,
  title={Enzymatic digestion of the milk protein beta-casein releases potent chemotactic peptide(s) for monocytes and macrophages.},
  author={Haruki Kitazawa and Kumiko Yonezawa and Masanori Tohno and Takeshi Shimosato and Yasushi Kawai and Tadao Saito and Ji ming Wang},
  journal={International immunopharmacology},
  year={2007},
  volume={7 9},
  pages={1150-9}
}
Proteins in the milk release biologically active peptides upon enzymatic digestion. In the present study, we report the identification of novel monocyte/macrophage chemotactic peptides derived from enzymatically digested bovine beta-casein, a casein family member that is a major constituent of milk. Beta-casein fragments generated by actinase E showed potent chemotactic activity for human and mouse monocytes/macrophages, but not neutrophils, T lymphocytes or dendritic cells. The fragment… CONTINUE READING

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