Technical note: a method to quantify prolamin proteins in corn that are negatively related to starch digestibility in ruminants.

@article{Larson2008TechnicalNA,
  title={Technical note: a method to quantify prolamin proteins in corn that are negatively related to starch digestibility in ruminants.},
  author={Jeffrey D. Larson and Patrick C. Hoffman},
  journal={Journal of dairy science},
  year={2008},
  volume={91 12},
  pages={4834-9}
}
Compared with floury or high-moisture corns, dry corn with a greater percentage of vitreous endosperm has been demonstrated to be negatively related to starch digestibility and milk yield of lactating dairy cows. Starch granules in corn are encapsulated by hydrophobic prolamin proteins that are innately insoluble in the rumen environment. Corn prolamin proteins are named zein, and laboratory methods to quantify zein exist but are seldom employed in ruminant nutrition because of their arduous… CONTINUE READING