Cross Reactivity between Dromedary Whey Proteins and IgG Anti Bovine α-Lactalbumin and Anti Bovine β-Lactoglobulin
Problem statement: Our aim was to enhance the data on antigenic properties of dromedary whey proteins. Approach: The identification of the whey proteins was carried by SDS-page and Reversed phase high performance liquid chromatography (RP-HPLC). The cross-reactivity of dromedary whey proteins with IgG anti bovine β-lactoglobulin and anti bovine α-lactalbumin, obtained by immunisation of Balb/c mice, was carried out by ELISA. Results: The SDS-page showed the presence of band corresponding to α-lactalbumin and albumin serum; this was confirmed by the chromatogram obtained by RP-HPLC, where we detected a pick corresponding to α-lactalbumin. There was a cross reaction of dromedary whey proteins with IgG anti bovin α-lactalbumin but it was very weak with IgG anti boin β-lactoglobulin. Conclusion: We detected a cross reactivity between dromedary whey proteins and IgG anti bovin α-lactalbumin.
Copyright: © 2009 N. Youcef, D. Saidi, F. Mezemaze, K. E. El-Mecherfi, H. Kaddouri, H. Negaoui, A. Chekroun and O. Kheroua. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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- dromedary milk
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